There are a lot of ways you can help more children learn to read – and improve your own reading skills at the same time! Here are some tips:

Read, Read, Read: The more you read – books, magazines and anything else – the more you learn.

Take Books Along: Reading keeps you from getting bored. So why not bring a book or magazine along to read while you’re at a doctor’s appointment or waiting for your sister’s ballet class to end?

Help a Friend: If a friend is having a hard time reading, offer to read with them. Or read to a younger child. This will help you practice reading while showing them how fun books can be.

Start a Book Club or Book Exchange: Share your love of reading with your friends. Ask your teacher or parent if you can start a book club. Then you can all read the same book and talk about what you liked and what you didn’t. Or trade your favorite books with friends, and ask them to share theirs with you.

Visit the Library: Libraries let you borrow books for FREE! You get to take them home for a little while, then bring them back so someone can enjoy the books. So ask your parents to take you to the library, and pick out the books you like best.

Ask for Help: If you’re having trouble reading, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Ask your teacher, your parent, your librarian or another adult you trust what you can do to practice your reading. They may be able to find a tutor to help.

Visit Cool Websites: When you have access to a computer – at home, in school or at the library, you can improve your reading online. Here are some websites to check out…

The School District of Palm Beach County Summer Learning Inspirations
The School District of Palm Beach County’s Learning Tools 4 Kids site
Wonderopolis® by the National Center for Family Literacy
International Children’s Digital Library

 

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