Mindful Minutes: Reading For Fun!

(upbeat music) – Oh, look, they’re fencing. – See? Is that a cowboy? – Cowboy? – Yeah, he’s riding
a, oh, what is that? The cowboy’s riding a? What’s he riding, a horse. – Horse.
A horse. Good job. – [Narrator] One way to
encourage and engage readers is by taking a trip to a library
and reading to your child. Hearing a book read out loud can improve your child’s
interest in reading and improve his or
her reading ability. Asking your child questions
and talking together when reading is a
good way to build his or her vocabulary
and comprehension skills whatever your child’s
reading ability. – Oh, the boy’s holding a… What is that? – Fish. – Fish, good job. – Oh, look, they’re
standing in a… – Toy. – No, a boat.
– Boat. – A boat, and the
boat is in the? – Water.
– Water. – Water, good job. Oh, look, I think this is
the bottom of the ocean. Ooh, is that an – O? – Octopus? – Oh, good job,
that’s an octopus. – [Narrator] Research
shows that reading and talking with your child
regularly helps develop vocabulary and language
skills necessary for reading. Use pictures and
words in the story to engage and interact
with your child at all levels of
reading development. – Scuba divers. Say scuba divers. – Scuba divers. – Scuba divers, good job. – [Narrator] For
additional resources and supporting materials
from this video, please visit
improvingliteracy.org. This video was created
through a joint effort between the National Center
on Improving Literacy and the Idaho State
Department of Education in partnership with
Idaho Public Television. The scenes and materials were
created through a partnership between the Idaho
Commission for Libraries, Idaho Association for the
Education of Young Children, and Idado Parents Unlimited. The research reported
here is funded by awards to the National Center
on Improving Literacy from the Office of Elementary
and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Office
of Special Education Programs Award #: S283D160003. The opinions expressed
are those of the authors and do not represent
views of the OESE, OSEP or the U.S. Department
of Education. Copyright National Center
on Improving Literacy.

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