Posted by: montclairlibrary | June 14, 2012

Raising a reader

Kids reading - Photo by Clever Claire via Flickr
Judging by the number of searches for “summer reading program” on this site, many of you are excited about the library’s upcoming summer plans! You can sign up for the OPL summer reading program online or at the library starting June 16th. In the meantime, here are 5 tips for raising a reader, from PBS:

  1. Integrate reading adventures into your daily routine.
  2. Explore your local library.
  3. Bring learning tools with you on the road.
  4. Find educational activities you and your child can do together indoors and outdoors.
  5. Look for books and programs that feature your child’s favorite characters.

See the PBS website for ideas to help with the tips above and fun tools like a book finder that recommends children’s books based on age, theme or keywords (of course, your local children’s librarian is a real live book finder); a library-themed word scramble; a printable to help you generate a reading list; and more.

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