Reading Tip #8: Let your child pick out books they are interested in.
(Yes, this may mean that you have to read the same Octonauts or Scaredy Squirrel book several times a day over the course of a week to your child. But you are teaching them to look forward to reading, because you are choosing to read what they like.)
#1) Make a prediction (or a guess) based on the cover of the book.
#2) Take a picture walk to preview what the book will be about.
#3) Ask questions while you read.
#4) Make reading the book interesting! Use voices, dialect, accents, etc.
Reading Tip #7:
Explain new vocabulary using pictures or synonyms *while* you read the book.
I'm Katie Storey. I'm a former elementary school teacher (4th grade was the grade I primarily taught) & I love reading!