Books that ask questions make reading interactive and keep kids interested in what will happen next. This builds print motivation, the enjoyment of books and reading. Children who like books find it easier to learn to read when the time comes. You can add your own questions to any book you are reading, from simple ones like, “What do you see in this picture?” and “What’s your favorite/ least favorite food?” to more complex ones such as, “How do you think [the character] is feeling?” Be sure to pause after the questions and give your child time to respond.
–Tip by Erin E., Youth Programming Coordinator