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3 Key Steps to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Posted by Kathleen Komin.

3 Key Steps to Help Your Child Learn to Read

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends daily reading with children in their infancy and beyond because “[r]eading regularly with young children stimulates optimal patterns of brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships at a critical time in child development, which, in turn, builds language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.” For more information on reading from birth, visit here:http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/06/19/peds.2014-1384.full.pdf+html

In addition to reading from birth, there are a few other steps that you can take to prepare your child for learning to read. The National Institute of Reading Literacy created A Child Becomes a Reader -- a booklet that maps the ways a parent can help their child become a reader. Here are a few key takeaways: