Every parent knows that strong reading skills are an important factor in their children's success at school and in life -- but getting children to love reading isn't always the easiest thing. Some kids are like my daughter, who seemed to love reading from birth; there wasn't much we needed to do to get her to love books and set her on the path to reading. My boys, on the other hand, loved listening to stories but never seemed to be interested in reading on their own. Only recently have they begun reading, not because their teacher asks them to read 20 minutes every day, but because they want to. Some readers are born, and others are made.
The good news is that there are things you can do to instill a love of reading in your child! Read to your child at an early age, and often. Make it a ritual that you and he/she can share. Point out words and signs on the street, in stores, in every day life. Read on your own to show your child that you love reading too. Give your child the opportunity to choose the books that interest him. You'll be well on your way to raising a lifelong reader!
This fall, Kellogg's, Scholastic and Walmart have teamed up to give families a fun, easy way to bring books into the home with a great new program. Since nine out of ten children say that they are more likely to finish books that they choose themselves, Kellogg's is giving you the opportunity to choose a free Scholastic book! Just purchase specially marked Kellogg's products at Walmart stores, collect the codes found inside the boxes, enter the codes at KelloggsFamilyRewards.com/Scholastic, and you'll receive a $5 coupon towards a free Scholastic book. Kids can choose their free book at http://www.scholastic.com/kellogg/family. It's that easy!
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