You read to her, and later, he may have read to you. Too often, this practice fades by middle school.
Pick it up again, but perhaps in a different way: Consider reading one of the books on your child’s school reading list.
Ask him which one he plans to read. Then get a copy for yourself. If your child does not have a set reading list, ask his teacher or school librarian for some suggestions.
As you both progress through the book, stop to talk about it. Ask him which characters he likes best, and why. What would he have done in that character’s place?
When you’ve both finished the book, plan a small celebration. Maybe the two of you could hit your child’s favorite fast-food spot. While you’re eating, talk about which book you’ll read next!
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