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Five Ways to Grow Your Child’s Love of Reading This Summer

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You can avoid the summer slide by helping your little one blossom into a reader this summer. Here are five tips to grow your child’s love of reading. And, a chance to win a personalized book and gift set from I See me! After all, children who love reading live happier ever after!

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Keep books with you.

According to author Emilie Buchwald, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Find a few spare pockets of time during the day to read your child a book. Having books handy in your car, throughout your home, or in your bag will remind you to make time for reading.

Turn It Off!

Slash TV time! Encourage reading as another form of entertainment. Invest in a bookmark with a timer so that your child can keep track of how many minutes are spent reading each day.

Make Your Child the Star of the Story!

Every child loves being the star of his or her own storybook. Personalized books from feature the child’s name throughout the story. Having your kids play a role in the books they read will make them feel special.

Read In Front of Your Child!

Children love to emulate their parents. Make sure your child sees you reading the newspaper, books, magazines, etc. When your child sees you reading, he or she is sure to want to be just like mommy or daddy.

Take a Trip!

Visit your local library once a week. Young children love going on field trips and it is fun to spend time selecting new books. It’s also a great way to beat summer heat—and it’s free! Also, many libraries have free summer reading programs available to kids of all ages.

For more inspiration for developing a love of reading in your child, visit I See Me!’s Pinterest Board, Inspire a Love of Reading.

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  1. Rajee Pandi
    June 6, 2016 at 11:52 PM — Reply

    improve communication skills

  2. June 6, 2016 at 11:15 PM — Reply

    I love reading to my Granddaughter. She just turned one and she is amazing. She’s so eager to learn about everything I show and read to her.

  3. June 6, 2016 at 3:57 PM — Reply

    Reading is important to our family because it is proven to help development in children. My husband attributes his vivid imagination to all of the reading he did as a child, and we want to share that with our own children! I love how reading brings me to other worlds. 🙂

  4. Isaac Abadi
    June 5, 2016 at 7:45 PM — Reply

    My niece would love this, hope I win.

  5. MNS
    June 5, 2016 at 4:43 PM — Reply

    Reading is important because it enhances vocabulary, introduces new thoughts/ideas/concepts. Broadens their minds.

  6. Natalie Schilla
    June 3, 2016 at 11:14 PM — Reply

    I think it is a way to get away, a great stress reliever and it expands the mind.

  7. Lisa Coomer Queen
    June 3, 2016 at 10:52 PM — Reply

    Reading is so important. It is the foundation of learning. I have always been a big reader. I try to make sure I read to my grandchildren everytime I see them. As Dr. Seuss said reading can take you many places!

  8. Rajee Pandi
    June 3, 2016 at 1:50 PM — Reply

    to improve comprehension skills

  9. Roxanne
    June 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM — Reply

    Readings is the key to learning.

  10. Tarah
    June 3, 2016 at 11:02 AM — Reply

    I love reading and I really want to pass that love onto my sons as well. We read at least two books each night before bed. It’s also helping them learn how to read and sound out letter sounds. Plus it pushes imagination and curiosity.

  11. Darlene Cruz
    June 2, 2016 at 9:42 PM — Reply

    Reading is the most important thing in my family, words and can open your mind to many things. Never stop reading!

  12. Katherine Riley
    June 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM — Reply

    Reading together is a great way to promote family bonding.

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