28 Blackwell Park Lane, Suite 103

Warrenton, VA 20186

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Recommended Reading

How can we make reading part of our family’s lifestyle?

Parents play a critical role in helping their children develop not only the ability to read, but also an enjoyment of reading.

 

  • Turn off the tube.  Start by limiting your family’s television viewing time.
  • Teach by example.  If you have books, newspapers and magazines around your house, and your child sees you reading, then your child will learn that you value reading.
  • Read together.  Reading with your child is a great activity.  It not only teaches your child that reading is important to you, but it also offers a chance to talk about the book, and often other issues will come up.
  • Hit the library.  Try finding library books about current issues or interests in your family’s or child’s life, and then reading them together.  For example, read a book about going to the dentist prior to your child’s next dental exam, or get some books about seashore life after a trip to the coast.  If your child is obsessed with lions, ask your librarian to recommend a good lion novel for your child.

 

There are many ways to include reading in your child's life, starting in babyhood, and continuing through the teen years.  Focus on literacy activities that your child enjoys, so that reading is a treat, not a chore.

 

How do you read to a baby?

  • Use small, chunky board books that your baby can easily hold onto.
  • Talk about the pictures with your little one.
  • Sing the text to keep baby's attention.
  • Play peek-a-boo with lift-the-flap books.
  • Help your baby touch and feel in texture books.

 

Why is reading important?

A child's reading skills are important to their success in school and work. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.  Reading and writing are important ways we use language to communicate. The physicians of Warrenton Pediatrics have discovered many excellent books to help parents navigate the maze of parenthood. Here are a list of books we think you’ll find very helpful:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Third Edition by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway

(Paperback - April 1, 2002)

 

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THE GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO PREGNANCY

Vicki Iovine

(Paperback – Jan 9, 2007)

 

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The Happiest Baby on the Block

Harvey Karp

(May 27, 2003)

 

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How can we make reading part of our family’s lifestyle?

Parents play a critical role in helping their children develop not only the ability to read, but also an enjoyment of reading.

 

  • Turn off the tube.  Start by limiting your family’s television viewing time.
  • Teach by example.  If you have books, newspapers and magazines around your house, and your child sees you reading, then your child will learn that you value reading.
  • Read together.  Reading with your child is a great activity.  It not only teaches your child that reading is important to you, but it also offers a chance to talk about the book, and often other issues will come up.
  • Hit the library.  Try finding library books about current issues or interests in your family’s or child’s life, and then reading them together.  For example, read a book about going to the dentist prior to your child’s next dental exam, or get some books about seashore life after a trip to the coast.  If your child is obsessed with lions, ask your librarian to recommend a good lion novel for your child.

 

There are many ways to include reading in your child's life, starting in babyhood, and continuing through the teen years.  Focus on literacy activities that your child enjoys, so that reading is a treat, not a chore.

How do you read to a baby?

  • Use small, chunky board books that your baby can easily hold onto.
  • Talk about the pictures with your little one.
  • Sing the text to keep baby's attention.
  • Play peek-a-boo with lift-the-flap books.
  • Help your baby touch and feel in texture books.

 

Why is reading important?

A child's reading skills are important to their success in school and work. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.  Reading and writing are important ways we use language to communicate. The physicians of Warrenton Pediatrics have discovered many excellent books to help parents navigate the maze of parenthood. Here are a list of books we think you’ll find very helpful: