Author: Donna R. Shanklin, M.S., MPH, Regional Extension Agent: Health, Alabama Cooperative Extension System - Auburn University and Alabama A & M
Reading is a fundamental skill and opens doors to a life of learning. There are steps you as a parent can take to help a growing child develop an interest in reading and become a reader.
Get your child interested in reading. It will help them in school, reduce their screen time, and promote a lifelong love of reading.
Become involved in the Read Across America program that focuses on motivating children and teens to read. The National Education Association (NEA) wants people to come together and read to children. NEA's Read Across America Day takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The goal of the event is to have every child read through an adult mentoring program.
To plan a Read Across America event in your area visit the NEA's website
For information on choosing age-appropriate books for your child, visit Choosing Books for Young Children.