• How Can You Support Your Growing Reader?
    Read Aloud with Your Child

    ColorBlind Images / Blend / Learning Pictures / Universal Images Group Picture books frequently have a higher vocabulary level and more sophisticated use of language than early chapter books. When you read a picture book aloud to a child, your voice and tone lend meaning to the words, the illustrations add context, and your presence offers the opportunity for questions.

    Reading to your child, especially a topic they are interested in, even if you believe it is too hard for them to read on their own, is a key component of reading education and linguistic development. Even if you think your child is too old to be read to, you'd be surprised at the experiences and relationship development that can occur during this special time.
    Give Them Choices
    At Kimmel Farm we encourage children to find a book that they can read on their own successfully, as well as books that someone can read to them. Children need to know that you want them to find something interesting to read and learn about even if it challenges them. They are far more likely to keep trying to read and develop a love of reading if they are given choice in their reading selection.
    You can encourage their book selection by providing access to books, either physical books or ebooks. Your student has many ebooks available to them through Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The public library is another fantastic resource.
    Read For Yourself!
    Children tend to "copy" behaviors they see in adults they love. Letting your child see you read (whether it's a book, a magazine, or a news article) sets an example that reading is useful and enjoyable. Not sure where to find some reading material for yourself? The public library has a great selection of books, magazines, and other materials available. 
Last Modified on September 17, 2020