Five year olds
Parenting and literacy
A five-year-old has a longer attention span than younger children and is ready to look at a wide variety of books. Your child can decide what he would like to read. This is the beginning of a child developing his own taste in books. The five-year-old is getting ready for school or is in school. Keep up your daily reading with your child, and soon, very soon, your child will be reading to you.
Start showing the words on a page to your child. Use his own words to make a story.
Let your child help when he can.
Take your child to the library, if your community has one, and encourage him to borrow books from the school or class library as well.
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