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How can I get my child to read?

If you want your child to read more, you have to motivate them. And to motivate your child, you have to know what kinds of books capture his attention.

In addition to understanding your child’s interests, you cannot expect them to read books that are over his head. All too many times, parents buy books that are beyond a child’s reading level and attention span. You cannot judge the book only by the recommended age listed on the back. You have to know your child’s attention span. If it is fifteen minutes, you should be buying books that he can read front to back within that time. Longer stories will leave a new reader frustrated which could make him shy away from reading even more.

Show your child how much fun reading can be. Read aloud with your child and get silly. If it’s a book about animals, make animals sounds. You can even use silly voices and act out the book. Most children respond well to this type of storytelling.

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Sometime around the age of four, your child will begin to take an interest in his name. This is because he is starting to learn letters and can recognise those letters that belong in his name.
Get your child’s attention immediately by whispering to him - this let’s your child think that something fantastic is about to happen!
Most four year old children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
At four years of age, most children are just beginning to understand the concept that letters make words, and words tell a story.
You will find that your child is a very willing little helper at this age. Let him help you with anything that you feel he is capable of doing - all these things will help to teach him responsibility.
A typical 4 year old child is usually able to count up to ten or more
At 4 years of age, a child’s learning method is very visual.
By three years old, your child is more aware of colours, and with a little help, he or she should be able to tell them apart, and name them, soon.
A typical 3 year old can hold up the correct number of fingers when they are asked how old they are.
Even though it’s too early for your three year old to learn how to read, you can help kick start the process with a few easy tips.

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