Here’s 12 tips  from James Patterson’s site Read Kiddo Read. If you visit Patterson’s site, each tip is clickable for further helps (scroll down midway)

1. READ ALOUD SOMETHING EVERY DAY.
2. LAUGH A LOT AS YOU FOOL AROUND WITH LANGUAGE.
3. ACT OUT STORIES.
4. TELL STORIES.
5. ENCOURAGE DRAWING.
6. LEARN A NEW FACT EVERY DAY.
7. ASK AND ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS.
8. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.
9. LOVE YOUR BOOKS AND YOUR LIBRARY.
10. LOOK FOR OLDIES BUT GOODIES.
11. LOOK FOR WHAT’S NEXT.
12. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS.

If one tip doesn’t work, just try another!

Babette

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