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Tips for Encouraging Active Reading

  • Ask Questions as They Read: How does the story make you feel? Do you feel happy or sad for the main character? 
  • Make a Connection to the Story: Encourage your child to make a connection between what is happening in the story and their own life. 
  • Read Aloud Together: Read together and bond over the story and the shared experiences you have together and with the characters in the book.
  • Join a Book Group: Join a kids' book group to encourage further exploration of the characters and situations in a book. Your child can share their thoughts and hear others’ perspectives. 

book covers for titles in Young Readers and School-Age Readers empathy reading listBooks to Inspire Empathy

Get started with these suggested titles from the FCPL catalog and OverDrive eBook collection — and connect with advisors at your branch or through My Perfect Read for more ideas. 

Young Readers 

School-Age Readers

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