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Early Literacy Tip—February 2018

Families Make Reading Enjoyable

 Learning to read is not only about learning letters and sounds but also about developing a love of reading, and becoming motivated and passionate about it, all of which can be fostered by parents. Choose books with topics your child is interested in and set aside special times for reading just for pleasure.  When parents and their children have warm, nurturing, and encouraging interactions, children become more engaged, which in turn enhances children’s growing literacy skills.  This is the fourth of seven research-based tips from the Global Family Research Project.