Episode #19 – How to Raise a Reader

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #raisingreaders. Maybe, it has you wondering what exactly it means to raise a reader. Maybe, you’re also wondering how you can raise a reader, too? That’s exactly what I want to talk to you about this week. 

In this episode, I’ll answer two very important questions:

1. What does it mean to raise a reader? 

2. How can a regular family go about raising readers?

Keep listening and reading for the answers to those two questions and so you can get started #raisingreaders!

Here’s the Highlights

(2:02) Early and Often! It’s never to early to start a reading routine with your kids.

(2:59) What were your childhood favorites? REREAD THOSE!

(4:27) Ask yourself! Am I showing my love for books and reading to my kids?

(5:42) Love Your Library! Go check out your local library. They’re an awesome resource.

(6:59) Think about the ways you read and write every day. Now challenge your kids to do the same!

(7:44) Think about it. Reading is more than just books. How about articles in magazines or online?

(8:45) Take time to reflect. What made a difference for you when you were learning to love reading?

(9:42) Back to basics. The most important things a parent needs to know to help your child learn to love reading.

(10:30) Don’t forget! You know your child best!

(11:10) It’s time to think about how you can support your child’s reading this summer so they can hit the ground running in the fall. SUCCESS!

Book Suggestions

Harry Potter and  the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Additional Tools and Resources

WorldCat – Find a library near you.

Family Literacy Consultations – 90-minute consultation about your child’s needs. Includes customized reports with individualized suggestions for supporting children at home.

1:1 Tutoring – Individualized, responsive and engaging weekly lessons geared toward your child’s specific needs and goals.

Check out my upcoming summer reading programs, right here!

Summer Reading Program – Upside Down Magic – July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

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About the Author Ashley DiMercurio