Reading Tips For Parents & Educators

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Too Easy, Too Hard, or Just Right? How to Know When Your Child is Ready to Advance

As parents, it’s important to help guide our children through the stages of reading and to find the perfect book for our child’s reading level. The book shouldn’t be too easy or too hard—it should be just right. But what is just right for one child isn’t just right for another.

Finding the just right books for your child can foster independence, confidence, and a life-long love of books, so it’s important to take the guessing out of choosing books.

If you’re in doubt about whether a book is too easy, too hard, or just right for your child, follow this simple checklist:

• It provides a challenge that is achievable.
• It provides new learning opportunities.
• It teaches new strategies and skills.
• It gives just the right amount of challenge and support.

Still in doubt? Read about each I Can Read!™ reading level and find the right books for your little one.