Did you ever wonder why cereal boxes have advertising on the back? It’s because manufacturers know that kids read the boxes. Take a tip from the cereal makers and turn breakfast time into learning time. As your child reads the box, ask questions such as, “What is bran? What other foods are made from bran?” “Where was this cereal made? Can you find it on a map?” “What new name would you give this cereal?”
Experts say that encouraging children to read may be the most important thing parents can do to ensure their child’s school success. Try these three ways to put more reading into your child’s life: 1. Get the whole family involved. Read favorite parts of books aloud to one another. 2. Make sure your child sees you reading. Keep books, newspapers and magazines around. 3. Go to the library often with your child.