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    TIPS FOR PARENTS TO CREATE LIFETIME READERS

    THE THREE BS  

    B IS FOR BOOKS :  ownership of a book with the childs name inscribed inside a book that doesnt have to be returned to the library or shared with siblings.

    B IS FOR BOOK BASKET:  there is probably more reading done in the bathrooms of America than in all the libraries or classrooms combined put a book basket in there, stocked with magazines, books, and newspapers, put another one near the kitchen table, and another one beside the bed or on the nightstand next to the bed. 

    P.S.  no TV in the kitchen books instead !!! 

    B IS FOR BEDLAMP:  most children will do anything to stay up later let them read by a dim light their eyes will grow heavy after about 10 minutes.

    Finally:
         1.  Read to your children on a regular basis.
    2.     Have a wide variety of reading material available.
    3.     Paper and pencil should be readily available.
    4.     Praise your childs efforts at reading and writing, take them to the library, buy books, display their written stories.
     

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