Books – Use Them to Raise a Reader February 24, 2009

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You need books in your house. Board books and books with mirrors and textures for babies. Books with nursery rhymes, colors and shapes for your toddlers. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, even dictionaries for your older kids. Gather up some kid-friendly magazines, audio books, comic books, newspapers and photo albums too. Start working on your library of reading material now — it will help your children become enthusiastic and proficient readers later.

“KidsHealth for Parents” offers a bunch of solid strategies for raising readers, like: Create a special reading place, make sure reading areas have good lighting, strategically place reading material around the house and turn off that darn TV. Need more ideas? KidsHealth covers all the bases right here.

Got some ideas of your own for raising readers? Do tell.

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