A child’s love of science starts well before they enter the high school science lab and light up the Bunsen burner. It starts with the first fallen Autumn leaf scrunched in a tiny hand or putting together their first Lego house.
Fostering a love of reading in your child does not always happen overnight and might require a bit of encouragement. Here are some strategies to help develop your child’s reading skills and their identity as a reader: • Let your kids see you read for pleasure at home with books and magazines. • Keep an eye out at local libraries or book stores for author events. Establishing a personal connection can make all the difference. Older readers may like to connect with authors on social media. • Explore audio and ebooks. These are especially great for fidgety kids, long car trips and often have accessibility or other cool features for kids with diverse reading needs. • Use existing favourites as a gateway to explore books by the same author or in the same genre. • Parallel read the same book with your child and make time to discuss it together during the daily commute or over dinner. Get reading! #LOVEreading #readingismysecretpower #BookWeek2019 #CBCA2019 #reading