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Reading with your child is one of the most important tasks that you have as a parent!
The younger your child is when you begin reading to them, the better. Research shows that children whose parents start reading to them as infants have higher IQs, better test scores and grades, and have an easier time concentrating and participating in school.
Sharing the joy of reading with your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give them.You can begin reading to your child the day they are born, but at that time, they probably won't be very interested in all (what with all the eating and sleeping) and the benefits will be minimal. But as soon as your child is able to "concentrate" on one thing/event/task for about 5-10 minutes (anywhere from 4 to 6 months of age), that is the best time to begin reading to them on a daily basis.
At such a young age, your infant will probably be more interested in smacking, throwing, and chewing on the book, rather than attending to the pictures or story. PERSISTENCE IS THE KEY! Let them interact with the book in whatever way they like (as long as they're having fun, right?), but don't give up! If your baby gets bored and squirmy, cranky or fussy, put the book down and tend to their needs. Remember: an uncomfortable, sleepy, hungry baby is NOT going to be interested in reading. Find a time when your child is feeling comfortable, rested, playful and interactive and ready to learn (maybe even with some general focus and concentration). Books for infants

>> Books for Pre-school and Kindergarten
Your child should now be starting to learn the sounds of the language and start to identify the letters that make these sounds. He/she will begin to read simple books and will benefit from decodable books from a good phonics program. Alphabet books are also essential at this age.
You can help your preschooler become an eager reader through simple conversations and reading together. It helps to plan regular times to read with your young child and talk together daily about things that interest him/her. By talking about your child's ideas, observations, and feelings, you prepare your young child for reading and writing about the world.
Most kindergartners are on the threshold of becoming readers. At this stage, children typically "read" by looking at the printed word, but they often rely on their memory of the story and on the pictures.
There are many books to choose from. Have your child help you pick books that interest him/her. Early Readers
>> Books for First-Third Grade
First graders develop the tools for reading the printed word. They learn to recognize many common words by sight, and they develop strategies for "decoding," or figuring out, words as they read. By the end of the year, most first graders are able to read easy books all by themselves.
Most second and third graders are able to read independently. The more they practice, the more fluent they become. At this stage, your child begins to focus in depth on the meaning of what he/she reads, and he/she uses reading as a way to help him/her learn many new vocabulary words and concepts.
There are many books available to supplement the student's school reading program. Again, let your young reader pick out books that will interest him/her. This is the age to instill the habit of reading into your child. First to Third Grade Books

>> Books for Fourth- Sixth Grade
Your child should now be reading on his/her own and will be developing a taste for certain categories of books. At this age your young reader may be ready to read the first Harry Potter books. Find out what books are his/her favorites and help find similar books which you may have read as a child. Or go through reviews together and discover some new books that you will both enjoy. First to Third Grade Books

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