20 Minutes of Reading does a Mind Good!
Why is it so important for your child to read every day?
Just like any skill that they are trying to master, the more they practice, the more fluent and automatic their reading will become. While 20 minutes each day might not sound like a lot, the benefits of even a short amount of daily reading can make a huge difference to a child’s future. Check out this interesting chart to see how daily reading time can really add up!
How can you help your child choose a "good fit" book for independent reading?
Ask your child to:
- Examine the book cover and read the back of the book or book jacket.
- Decide if they will enjoy the book or if they are interested in the topic.
- Determine if there more than 5 words on a page that your child cannot read or does not understand. (If the answer to this question is, "Yes," the book is probably not a good fit for them.)
What should we read?
- Suggested First Grade Books
- Suggested Second Grade Books
- Suggested Third Grade Books
- Suggested Fourth Grade Books
For more tips on choosing good fit books, check out this link to the Reading Rockets parent website.