Our son has long outgrown the simple board books we read to him when he was a baby, but they’re appearing again as he learns to read. Because he already knows and loves the stories (and most likely has all the text memorized), he’s attracted to these books as he begins to read on his own. It’s exciting to watch.
Other effortless ways to encourage beginning readers:
- Point out bold, graphically interesting signs while in the car
- Look at the newspaper together and read the least objectionable headlines
- Cereal boxes (I still find these fascinating myself)
Any other ideas?