Here are some tips to remember on reading to your kids so they will grow up as avid readers:
l Since your kids imitate your behaviour or habit as a reader, let them see you read books, so they that they will know that reading is a part of everyday life.
l Let your children feel that reading a book with them is a pleasurable and enjoyable experience.
l Form a habit of reading to children at the same time each day, or at least several times a week.
l Choose a time for reading when you and your child are both relaxed and not rushed.
l Choose books that your children will be most interested in, and age-appropriate, and remember: a young child likes colourful drawings and pictures of people.
lTo help your child understand that letters and words are symbols that are used to communicate, run your finger under the print.
l If your children like a particular book and want to read it repeatedly, do not discourage this. - Raise Smart Kid