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New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Simple Ways to Read More with your Children in 2018

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Since it’s a brand new year, you may be thinking about New Year’s resolutions for your family. Does your family have a goal to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Do you think about reducing screen time? Or would you like to spend more time together?

Believe it or not, there are New Year’s resolutions that are healthy for your child’s brain, allow more time to spend with your little one, and are fun! Here’s a hint: your child’s doctor encourages you to do this activity every day. Did you guess what the New Year’s resolution is?

Read a book—here, there, and everywhere!

Reading aloud doesn’t have to be limited to your home or only at nap time or bedtime. If you’re a parent of a young child, you know every reading experience does not look the same. Though it seems futile, your child still benefits from hearing you read aloud to them even when it seems they’re not paying attention or are distracted by their surroundings.

To make life a little easier, here’s a list of a few resolutions to help add more reading to your and your child’s day, even the days you are on the move. To download or print these New Year’s Resolutions, click on any of the images below for a PDF version!

Does your family have your own reading resolutions? Share them on our Facebook page or email them to info@raisingreaders.org. We and other families would love to hear from you!

New Year’s Reading Resolutions