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The Director's Journal
Children increasingly prefer
computers to television and reading books. Although the
Internet and other electronic resources provide
multimedia stimulation, they are principally textual.
Reading is, therefore, more important than ever to a
childs enjoymentas well as to school
performance. Research shows that the home is the ideal
place to nurture reading.
Here are some suggested ways that
you can raise readers.
- Talk, sing, and read to your infant.
- As a child gets older, encourage him or her to
turn the pages and answer your questions about
the story or its pictures. (Toddlers may memorize
stories and read them to you.)
- As soon as possible, register your child for a
library card. (And if you dont have one,
now is the time to register for your card.)
- Children in primary grades take pride in reading
to others. Work together to sound out new words.
- Visit the Library as often as possible. Encourage
participation in the Librarys summer
reading programs, and get to know the childrens
librarian at your neighborhood branch.
- Ask your child to tell or to write an imaginative
story or a description of something he or she has
done. (Encourage your child to enter the Librarys
annual Create-A-Book program.)
- Set an example for your children. Read books,
magazines, newspaperswhatever pleases you.
To learn more about encouraging your
familys reading and learning, consult one of our