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Every Child Ready to Read-Print Motivation

Print motivation is all about getting your child excited by books and reading. Right from birth, children can have positive connections with books when stories are read aloud to them. Young children will feel a happy bond and will see that sharing books is fun. The best way to motivate your child is by sharing books every day.

Why is this important?

Children who enjoy being read to and playing with books will want more book sharing time this creates happy experiences and a positive attitude about reading. Research shows that children who have three books read aloud to them each week do better in school than children without positive experiences sharing books.

What can you do?

  • Share books that you enjoy with your child and make reading time special.
  • Encourage your child to pretend to read by turning pages and talking about the story.
  • Visit the library and participate in the programs together.
  • Use a puppet or stuffed animal to help read or tell a story.
  • Read aloud using fun voices, loud and soft sounds and actions.
  • Share books with flaps to lift or interesting textures to touch.
  • Teach your child simple jokes and riddles.

Which books are best?

Choose books that are fun and entertaining to you and your child. The more you share books with your child, the more you will know what interests him or her.

Books to share:

  • Splash! by Roberta Grobel Intrater
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
  • Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Numeroff
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

This information was shared from Kent District Library, Comstock Park ,MI.

Last updated: March 28, 2016