Literacy Tips for Parents

Reading Tips for Parents

  • A love of reading begins at home.
  • Your child’s success at reading starts before he/she starts school.
  • Good oral language skills help develop good reading skills.
  • Talk to your child and let your child talk to you.
  • Good readers surround themselves with books.
  • Always have a book…. in the car……at the dentist……in the restaurant ……. on the Luas.
  • Repeated reading helps develop fluency.
  • Encourage re-reading of books, of chapters, of pages, of paragraphs.
  • Parents are powerful in their influence.
  • Let your children see YOU reading and enjoying books, magazines and newspaper.
  • Rewards carry messages, give a book as a reward now and then.