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Updated: Apr 6, 2022

As the saying goes....

April showers bring May flowers.

Now is the perfect time to shower your child with books!

Step 5 of the Ten Steps to Reading Success Parent Workshop is:

Create a Print Rich Environment

Are you looking for a way to cultivate the reading habit? Here are tips to get started:

  • Surround your child with books and reading material.

  • Let your child help decorate a cozy place to read.

  • Make reading time an enjoyable experience instead of a chore.

  • Give books as gifts for the holidays and birthdays.

I would love to share more tips and strategies to support your child's literacy skills! Join the next virtual Ten Steps to Reading Success Workshop on April 24 at 4PM/EST. To register, click the button below.

April is also a time to celebrate National Poetry Month. Let your child's creative juices flow! Check out these tips to increase the joy of reading poetry.

  • Read the poem slowly.

  • Listen to the rhythm.

  • Discuss the author's word choice.

  • Let imagination take over.


Life Doesn't Frighten Me - Maya Angelou

The Crossover - Kwame Alexander

Hip Hop Speaks to Children - Nikki Giovanni

Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson

I Am Enough - Grace Byers

Let's grow joyful readers!

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