Quincy Public Library encourages parents to read with their children on Family Reading Night, Thursday, November 16, 2017.
QPL has a wealth of books to engage readers through a wide selection of material to meet any interest. In addition to print material, digital resources, including interactive storybooks, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and magazines for all ages are available to anyone with a valid QPL card.
“Reading with your children, not just on Family Reading Night, but every night, is a great way to show your kids the importance of reading in their daily lives,” explained QPL Children’s Librarian Bill Waters.
Study after study has shown that family engagement in reading has a positive impact on children’s reading skills and on their readiness for school. Children who are read to learn to read and write more easily; understand instructions better; and listen to their teachers more often.
There are lots of ways to engage your child with books and reading.
- 1. Make reading a daily habit, family time to enjoy sharing together
- 2. Ask your child to point to pictures in the book.
- 3. Ask your child to re-tell the story in their own words
- 4. Ask your child to act out characters from the story.
It’s never too early to start reading with your child. Babies from birth enjoy the comfort of hearing their parent’s voices and learn to engage with printed material at their own pace. Place your baby or toddler in your lap to look at the book together.
For ideas on fun, child-appropriate books, visit the children’s department at Quincy Public Library.