You are your child’s first teacher. You taught your child how to walk, how to talk, and someday you may teach your child 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 a read-aloud, could reinforce skills and ensure comprehension. If you think about it, you are encouraging a love of reading as you use different voices while reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Your child is on the edge of his or her seat, wondering what’s going to happen next as you emphatically read Papa Bear’s part, "Who’s been sitting in my chair?" If you’re wondering what else you can do enhance your child’s reading skills, here are some easy-to-implement routines. So get cozy, and feel free to adapt the activities, depending on your child’s stage of development.