Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Read aloud to your child Reading books together expands vocabulary, stimulates the imagination, and teaches children to listen. It also nurtures a special bond between you and your child. As you read, talk about the story and the pictures. Ask questions, such as, “What do you think will happen next?” “What would you do?” Connect your child’s experiences to what’s happening in the story. “She has a dog just like we do. Do you think her dog is as big as our dog?” As you read, move your finger under the words to help your child learn that words go from top to bottom and left to right. Look for words in everyday life Increase your child’s interest in reading by showing that words are all around us. When driving, look for familiar words on stores, street signs, and billboards. Throughout the day (while watching TV, playing games, running errands, shopping, etc.), point out words your child might know.