Red Apple Reading Magazine August-September 2016 - Page 12

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HELP YOUR CHILD FIND A GOOD BOOK

1 . FIND AN AUTHOR
If your child loves one book by an author he ’ ll probably like other books written by that same author .
2 . CONSIDER INTERESTS
Does your kiddo love learning about animals or other cultures ? Find books about her favorite topics and she ’ ll have trouble putting them down !
3 . NARROW DOWN A GENRE
Most children have one or two favorite genres . While it ’ s good to read a few books from all genres , narrowing down which are your child ’ s favorite makes it easier to find books he will enjoy .
4 . VISIT THE LIBRARY
Since you don ’ t have to pay , the library is a great place to try books or genres your little ones may or may not love . If they don ’ t like a book , just go back and try another !
5 . KEEP ABILITIES IN MIND
A challenge can be good , but trying to read a book that ’ s too difficult can be more frustrating than fun . Try to avoid books that are too hard , or save them for when you and your child can read them together .
6 . IS IT APPROPRIATE ?
Just because a book is at your child ’ s reading level doesn ’ t mean the subject matter is age appropriate . Keep an eye on what your kiddo reads , and be clear and consistent about what subject matter isn ’ t okay .
7 . READ BOOK REVIEWS
Reading book reviews on websites like Scholastic is a great way to find books that you might not have considered otherwise .
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