Family literacy tips: “A strong educational environment at home can be a major factor in reinforcing the home-school connection.”

Massachusetts article stresses the power of shared family reading in building literacy.  Here are a few tips from the article:
Parents can play specific roles in children’s literacy development:
· Creating a literacy-rich environment
· Sharing reading and writing activities
· Acting as reading models
· Demonstrating attitudes toward education
· Set time aside for reading
· Make reading special
· Use your local library
· Limit television time