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5 Finger Rule
The Five Finger Rule for Choosing a Book
Books come in all shapes, sizes, colors and…reading levels. With so many to choose from, how can you find the right book for your child? Take a look at the Five Finger Rule to determine which book is just the right fit for your child:. Once you and your child choose a book, find a time that you can both sit down together and read aloud. In addition to spending quality time together, this can also be a great learning opportunity for your child. Look at similar words that she does know and show her which letters are the same and which ones are different. Do they have the same sounds or different?
The five finger rule
Start reading. Hold up one finger for that word. Stop at the end of the page. More than 5 fingers is a challenge book to save for later. Kids need to read books that are comfortable and easy. Remind him or her to mix in just right books, too. These are the best books to choose most of the time.