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Tip 7 – Show that you value your child's efforts

Remember, your child needs to know that you value his or her efforts. Children learn to read over time, with lots of practice and support from parents and teachers. Here are some ways you can show your child that you have confidence in his or her ability to learn:


  • Be aware of your child's reading level, but use that information in a positive way.
  • Choose books and activities that are at the right level and that will help your child improve his or her reading skills.
  • Be patient and flexible in your efforts to help your child.
  • Show your child that you see him or her as a growing reader, and praise his or her efforts to learn.