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Tutor Tip of the Month: What Does "Learning Disability" mean?

(Courtesy of May Panganiban, Literacy Plus, Hayward)

Lots of parents ask me for advice on how to pick a good book for their child to read. There are so many good books in the Children’s Library, it is hard to take home just a few to read. Here are some tips:

  • Ask for help at the Children’s Library. The staff there loves to talk about books. Tell them about your child and what kinds of books he or she likes to read.
  • You can ask the staff for a tour of the Children’s Library. You will see where all the different kinds of children’s books are kept.
  • When you are ready to choose a book, take your time and do not hurry. Look at the different kinds of books. Explore and have fun!
  • Think about these things when choosing a book:
    • Are the words easy to read?
    • Would your child like this book?
    • Do the pictures show things your child likes to do?
    • Do you like the book? If not, you might not want to read it with your child.
  • Let your child pick out some books, too. To make it easier, pull 3-4 books out and ask your child to pick out one or two of them. Repeat this again with another 3-4 books. This will help your child choose and not become overwhelmed with so many books.
  • Read to your child whenever you can. Children like to copy their parents, so let them see you reading, too.
  • Remember: Books build strong minds!

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