Read with your child every day and listen attentively as your child attempts to read.

    When reading with your child, use your finger to track left-to-right.

    Build oral language skills through conversation.

    Encourage your child to ask questions and to look at pictures to get clues about the story.

    Have a variety of age-appropriate reading materials at home.

    Visit the library and help your child select books to check out.

    Get involved in reading programs offered by the public library.

    Recite nursery rhymes and poems.

    Play rhyming games.

    Use letter cards to build words.

    Use flash cards to help your child learn basic sight words.