Encouraging Literacy at Home


Sometimes sitting still for a few moments for a child can be a challenge. How do you encourage them to read for longer then a moment? Many of the teachers in the school try to build reading stamina as a class during silent reading times. Why not try that at home with your individual children? Try motivating your child to read longer by creating a daily reading record. Every day, use the "Beat Your Reading Record" chart, found here (courtesy of to record how long your child reads in one sitting. Write down the time in the square. Everyday that your child breaks their previous record, colour in the square. Do this for 30 days and celebrate how far your child has come. Maybe a trip to the book store or a book from the scholastic book order. However you choose to celebrate, remember to be positive about your child's increased stamina!

Online Reading Resources

Listen to some great picture books online here

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