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How to support voluntary reading
- Encourage children to choose their own reading materials
- Don't forget about audio!
- Make sure you have materials they want to read for fun
- Ask kids about their reading, and get excited about whatever they say! If a kid recommends a book to you, READ IT! It broadens your horizons, shows the child you respect their opinion, and gives you a jumping off point for building a relationship with that child
- Find ways to validate all reading - not just books but everyday reading like articles, instructions and websites. Kids who don't see themselves as readers might be doing plenty of reading, but adults are telling them it doesn't "count"
- Send them home with books to keep, when you can
- Think about going fine-free for children, to help remove barriers to access
- If you have recently gone fine free, make sure families know about it! Your school librarians can help you spread the word
There has never been a better time to remove barriers to print library materials. If you're interested in going fine-free for children and want to know more, contact your consultant.
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Courtesy of Colleen Grezsik at Mexico, here are labels you can print and place on the back of bookmarks for kids to track their reading each week!