One of the ways we instill a love of reading in our children is the nighttime ritual of reading to them. Doing this communicates the importance we attach to reading, shows our love of reading, models good reading skills, opens opportunities for questions and discussion, and it increases our children’s vocabularies. There’s a way to capitalize on all this and also include a love of math as one of the reasons for reading aloud: read math-related story books. When you start looking for them, I think you’ll be surprised at how many good books there are, and at all grade levels. Talk to your school librarian or the librarian at your public library branch; they’ll be happy to help you. Meanwhile, here’s a great list to get you started.
Published on October 10 2011