Parents and the 3 Rings to Reading
In case no one has told you today, we’d like to take a moment to do so.
Mom, Dad: Your child thinks you are amazing. There is no one more important than you.
That’s why every moment spent nurturing and communicating with your child is so meaningful. The fact is, you are your child’s primary role model, and your example leads the way. It’s so important for you to leverage this incredible role into activities that help your child flourish. Reading aloud is one of those activities, and perhaps the most fundamental of them all.
One of Read Aloud America’s central philosophies is the 3 Rings to Reading. And you are at the center of it! Take a look at why.
The 3 Rings to Reading
Role Modeling Advice
Sometimes you might have a reluctant reader or a baby who loves to squirm instead of sit still. These are common struggles, and we want to assure you – it’s normal! Plus, we want to encourage you to relax and rely on your own self. Role model reading and you’ll begin to see a desire and curiosity in your kids.
Take it from our experts, who answer common questions like the ones below. Jed Gaines is the Founder of Read Aloud America; Marion Coste is a children’s book author and co-creator of RAP; and Jim Harstad was the English Chair at the University Laboratory School.
Now it’s time to read! Become your child’s reading role model, by finding some of these great stories in your at home library or your local public library!
The age and grade levels indicated below are only suggestions. Choose what works best for you and your children!