Reading to Our Kids
You can also model good reading strategies: losing your place, not 'getting' something, going back to re-read a part. These are all strategies that good readers do to monitor their own comprehension and to make sense of the book. Model an 'Aha!' moment. "Hey, now I know why that locket was so important!"
These strategies are being taught in school, but what a jolt a child gets, when he sees his dad or mom using the same methods of making sense out of text in a home context.
So, share books and articles with your kids. Try non-fiction, especially if your child is a non-reader! Most non-readers think they are non-readers because they don't read chapter books. Teach them that reading counts, no matter what your passion!