As children grow older, parents tend to read with them less. But it’s important for middle schoolers to keep reading at home. Here are some reading-related activities your child can do:
Read at bedtime. Let your child read to herself or to you. You can even take turns reading pages. It’s a great way to relax at night.
Cut back on TV. The less TV your child watches, the more time she has for books.
Play word games. For example, Scrabble, Boggle, and crossword puzzles all teach about words.
Go to the library often. You might choose one day of the week to return books and check out new ones.
Write. Give your child pencils, pens, and stationery for writing stories, notes, and letters. Typewriters and computers also make writing fun.
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