As the author of Saltwater Taffy, I feel I have learned what it takes to create young readers. Here are 7 Steps for Creating Young Readers:
1. START EARLY: Twenty-six percent of children between the ages of three and five, who were read to at least three or four times in the last week by a family member, recognized all letters of the alphabet. This is compared to 14 percent of children who were read to less frequently.
2. LEAD BY EXAMPLE: If you want your child to read, pick up and book and show them how enjoyable reading can be. If you don’t like to read, change your mind and think again.
3. FIELD TRIP: Grab the kids and spend a few hours at your local library. Sign them up for their own library card. Check into events for children and sign up! Read more