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How can I make my child have more fun reading?

Reading can and should be an exciting and fun-filled time for your child. Here are a few things you can do to help make it so:
•    Read out loud with your child and make it as silly as can be. Use different voices and faces to read the parts of each character. The sillier the better.
•    Let your child have a book exchange party with her friends. Make invitations that tell each child’s parents the idea. Bring a book, get a book. Serve refreshments and have story time.
•    Make library trips a weekly event. Your child will love it because other children are there, and he gets to pick his own books.
•    Create a space for reading that is quiet and calming. Don’t listen to the radio or television during this time. You want your child’s full attention.
•    Take time to stop and talk about the story. Ask your child open-ended questions like, “What do you think is going to happen next?”
•    Record your own story. Use a recorder and read a story in your silly voices of course! Have your child fill in the sound effects. Bang on pots and pans and make animal noises. If the book is one of your child’s favourite stories, they will know a few lines to read themselves.
•    Have a picnic with books! Take a basket of food, a blanket, and your child’s favourite book to the park.

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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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