You are your child’s first teacher. You taught your child how to walk, how to talk, and maybe even how to ride a bicycle. The bond you have with your child is like no other. Reading to your child not only strengthens that bond but it also keeps the learning alive while reinforcing the skills taught at school. You may be wondering how a simple activity such as reading aloud to your child could reinforce skills. If you think about it, you are encouraging a love of reading as you use different voices while reading the Harry Potter series to your child. Your child is on the edge of his or her seat, wondering what’s going to happen next to the young boy. If you’re wondering what else you can do to enhance reading skills, here are some easy-to implement routines. So get cozy and feel free to adapt the activities according to your child’s stage of development.