Learn to read books at home
Leveled Reader presents an array of reading choices at reading levels A through R. We make it easy for you to have the best children’s literature available in your home or classroom. We know the foundation for learning to read is laid at home, so we offer some suggestions for making reading time enticing for your young reader. Cultivate a love for reading with learn to read books that are interesting, well-written and beautifully illustrated.
Ways to support reading at home
- Provide access to lots of different reading materials: books, magazines, newspapers, and comic books, both fiction and nonfiction.
- Make frequent visits to the library.
- Let your child choose books that are of interest to him. You can make suggestions, or present some choices, then let him select what appeals to him.
- If your child is interested in reading a book that is challenging for her reading level, you can read aloud, or take turns reading aloud. This way she gets to enjoy the story, and develop her listening skills, and is able to keep the continuity of the story intact. Reading aloud can also be used to draw in reluctant readers.
- Read aloud together every day. Ask questions, call attention to new vocabulary, discuss the stories and characters.
- Make sure your child has time to read for fun.
- Plan activities or outings that are related to something you’ve read about. Visit the zoo, gaze at the stars, go for a hike, study something in nature, cook together, build a castle, put on a play. . . the opportunities are endless.
- Make sure your children see you reading for your own pleasure.
When you show an interest in reading, your kids will too. Set the example, make time to read together, and you will find that you are raising enthusiastic readers.