Bookworms in the making

Reading Workshop

July 07, 1999|By Susan Rapp | Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center

Parents and caregivers find many ways to get their children interested in reading, but keeping them interested can be a challenge. Some new booklets from the International Reading Association provide suggestions. (They are available for $2; call 800-336-READ or go online at

"Beginning Literacy and Your Child: A Guide to Helping Your Baby or Preschooler Become a Reader" -- Offers tips, suggestions and resources about what type of books to select and read with your infant and toddler. Provides a book list of sturdy books that can be manipulated (order no.

"I Can Read and Write! How to Encourage Your School-Age Child's Literacy Development" -- Presents ways to keep the family reading together as well as tips about talking with your child's teacher and helping with homework (order no. 1029).

"Books Are Cool! Keeping Your Middle School Student Reading" (order no. 1030) and "Parents, Teens and Reading: A Winning Combination (order no. 1031) -- These two booklets suggest creative ways to encourage older readers. Include activities you can do with reading material around the house, such as newspapers and magazines, and list books, magazines and Web sites that may be of interest.

"Library Safari: Tips for Parents of Young Readers and Explorers" -- A free brochure that discusses how parents can explore the library with their young child to develop a lifelong interest. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to "Library Safari," Order Dept., International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, De., 19714-8139.

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