FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TIP:
"Could you please read this to me? I don't have time, but I would like to hear it..."
A great idea to engage all school-age children...
Select an age-appropriate book or other reading material. You might select a book you always wanted to read as a child, one that you most enjoyed, a magazine article or even a news story. Explain to your child that you don't have time to read it, then ask your child to please read it to you while you do the dishes, drive, fold the laundry or whatever task has you 'busy'.
This will empower your child through a personally relevant purpose for reading. An added bonus? It also presents the opportunity to enrich their vocabulary as they read to you.
Enjoy an engaging discussion about what you're sharing and how it applies to your family.