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Reading with Your Preschooler

Share the Fun of Books!

Not sure how to read to your child? 

Encourage your child to notice text, to make a connection between the text and the pictures.

Encourage your child to participate in the story, and to chime in when a line is repeated again and again.

Ask open-ended questions about the book: Why would a character act that way?

Ask your child to tell YOU a story! It could be about something that happened during the day, or something imaginary.


And definitely ask your librarian to recommend a good book for you and your child, or try one from our recommended booklists.