Fostering a Love of Reading Part 2: Finding the Right Books

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With all of the millions of books in the world, how does a parent select ones appropriate for their child’s level? In addition to your local librarian and you child’s teacher, the internet has a plethora of lists and recommendations. Here are few of my favorite sites:

  • Lexlie Reading Site– Lexlie is a way of rating a child’s reading level. Many school districts use this scale when testing students. For example the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test gives children a range of books that would be appropriate for them. This site has wonderful lists and tips.

Always skim books before giving them to children. It is important to remember just because your child CAN read a book, doesn’t mean the content is appropriate.

How do you select books for your children? Share you tips in the comment section below.


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