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What is it?
Reading to each other is the act of reading out loud to someone else. Reading out loud together with your child is fun! And with together we mean really together. You can take turns reading (a part of) a chapter each.
For who is it?
For all parents and children. Up to the age of 11 or even 12, or whatever age they might enjoy being read to!
What can we do?
Schedule a fixed moment to read together daily. E.g. before going to bed. Choose a book together from the library or ask if you can borrow a book from school.
Or maybe you have a favourite book at home. It’s no problem reading the same book more than once. Actually the combination of recognition and variation of tone when reading chapters in turn, can make it more exciting and enjoyable. You also can propose a book which you liked as child.
And please don’t be insulted when the child falls asleep while you are reading. It is a pure moment of blissful relaxation after a long and busy day!