154: Get the most out of the reading routine with your bilingual kids

Feb 17, 2017, 09:03 PM

A reading routine is essential in any home and arguably even more so in a bilingual household! Reading aloud to your kids is the most effective and perhaps simplest technique you can use to support your children’s language and literacy skills. Research has found that the number of words that a child knows by the time they enter Kindergarten is a predictor of his or her success. Reading lets you work on your child’s vocabulary better than any other activity. As bilingual parents, we are always looking for ways to address A solid and consistent reading routine can help you instill a love for books from an early age. It also allows you to set an example to show your kids that reading can be a pleasurable activity. As if that wasn’t enough, reading can help your children develop lots of other skills such as phonics, comprehension, storytelling, and even familiarity with printed words. You probably already knew that setting up a reading routine was time well spent and an investment in your kid’s future. But my question is, are you getting the MOST out of your reading routine with your kids? I am going to share some of my best tips for creating a productive reading routine even if you don’t yet have one!