Talking Everyday

Three steps to active reading

reading to two boys
What exactly is active reading?

Active reading is a style of reading to a young child that includes conversation.

We’re all pretty familiar with the standard way to read a book to a child–you start with the title and read the exact words on each page from first to last. There’s nothing wrong with that, but active reading helps a child stay interested, gain new language, and build more background knowledge. All that with only an investment of a small amount of additional time!

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