Children mimic what they see and hear. While sometimes that can be scary and a tad embarrassing for guardians, it can also be really positive, especially when it comes to reading.
In the “You Read To Me, I’ll Read To You” series, the short stories are broken into three different colors. One color is for you to read, the next can be for your child, and the third color is to read together. Each color is only about two lines and setting a pattern is pretty quick when you both are reading back and forth.
We strongly suggest taking turns and reading the short stories/poems over and over again to build fluency. By the adult starting off, you can set the correct expression in your voice that can be mimicked by the child. Once they read through their color a few times, switch and let them read your color! Make sure to enjoy the time together and the memories being made.
This book is one of our favorites and the series can be checked out at your favorite library system, CCPLS!