Nanny to Mommy: Tips to Help Your Child Develop a LOVE of Reading + GIVEAWAY

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Tips to Help Your Child Develop a LOVE of Reading + GIVEAWAY

This interview opportunity was sponsored by LeapFrog.

It’s no secret that the earlier kids start reading, the better their chances for success in school and in life. However, according to the US Department of Education, only about half of all young children who are three to five-years old are read to on a daily basis by a family member. Getting kids to start reading earlier sets them up for better chances of success in school and life. So, what can be done to boost those numbers and have a positive impact on kids?

Kristi Yamaguchi, mother, author and world-recognized Olympic gold skater, offers tips and personal anecdotes on what has helped her children develop a love of reading. As co-founder of the Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, she offers her tips on what parents can do to inspire their kids to become passionate about reading and all the benefits that can result from those efforts.

Check out the video below for a LIVE interview!:

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  1. We read all the time. I encourage by example because I'm a huge reader. They have so many books. And I never make reading a punishment. Always a fun thing.

  2. We always would read at bedtime and then the kids would also do it at school in the after school reading program.

  3. We do a nighttime reading she is to small to read yet but will love it for sure. thankyou, ken

  4. Our family reads all the time- separate and together. My parents read to me when I was younger and that love of reading has carried through into my adult years. I'm so thankful for that!

  5. As a mom and teacher, I encourage reading by setting and example and reading daily to my kids/students.

  6. We read before bed and I encourage my children to help finish or add to the story - its amazing what they come up with

  7. We read every afternoon after school and a Bible story before bedtime.

  8. I read books to our daughter nearly every day.

  9. My son and I read together. He also reads with his grandma and dad.


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