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Do you know what happens when you read to your children? They become better problem solvers! Watch your baby try figure out where your voice is coming from when you read to him! Let your child learn to anticipate what comes next by reading repetitive nursery rhymes. Help your child focus by talking about pictures as she points to them. Imagine the thinking a child does when you ask, “What do you think will happen next?” Here’s a parenting tip: hold your children in your lap as you read. The warm atmosphere
of closeness helps nurture a positive attitude toward reading.

Involve older children as you read: let them hold the book, turn the pages, point to pictures or words. When you ask, “What do you think the little boy should do?” you help strengthen your child’s thinking skills and encourage her to put ideas into words.

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