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Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Reading is a huge part of a child's development. In the early stages, it should be a shared experience between parent and child which can impart a love of books from an early age. Reading skills are an essential part of building a strong imagination, love of story-telling, and interest in learning. LoveReading4Kids takes a look at the top ways to get your child to love reading.

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Get Your Child to Love Reading

Here are 12 ways you can help your child love to read more:

  1. Let your kids see you read. Ensure that your children see you reading regularly. Whether it is a book, newspaper, or magazine, being in an environment that promotes reading will instill a love of reading for pleasure.
  2. Find a comfortable place to read. If you create a place that is fun to read, you and your family will be more likely to want to go there to read.
  3. Talk about what you are reading. Before, during, and after reading a book, make sure you talk about the story. Take time to discuss the ideas in the book in order to ensure proper understanding and inspire imagination.
  4. Find a favorite author. If you and your kids have a favorite author, read their work over and over again. Inspire them to reach out discover new authors as well.
  5. Get a library car. Get your kids their own library card and attend the library often. Encourage your kids to check out 5 books at a time. The more books your kids go through, the more they will be able to refine their taste and widen their comprehension.
  6. Try graphic novels. The brilliant illustrations and edgy dialogue are great for kids who think reading is boring.
  7. xx. Some kids will prefer non-fiction books. There are plenty of book about space, nature, or history written at appropriate reading levels.
  8. Read on an e-reader. Reading on an e-reader, provides progress reminders, increases reading speed, which will motivate your reader to improve.
  9. Read audio books. Audio books help children appreciate the art of story telling. This is a great option if they are not able to finish a book by themselves.
  10. Test your eyes. Make sure you have your child's eyes tested. If your child needs reading glasses, they will not enjoy reading until they get them.
  11. Read in bed. Tell your kids they can stay up as late as they want if they read in bed. This makes reading a treat.
  12. Watch a movie of your book. After your child has finished reading a book, let them watch the movie if it is available. You can talk about what they enjoyed better, the book or the film.

 What types of books do your children love to read?

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Post by Joe Shervell. For more reading ideas, visit LoveREading4Kids.co.uk

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Jill Greenlaw

Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 17 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. A few years ago, Jill went back to work in sales. She is now working for the Mom It Forward team as their Community Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.

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2 Responses to “Get Your Child to Love Reading”

  1. Rosanna says:

    I like #1 a lot. I read on my iPad mostly, which my daughter sees me doing. It’s hard for her to distinguish though that I am reading a book and not playing a game or surfing the web. It’s something that I should point out to her I suppose.

  2. I love that you suggested reading in bed. There is great comfort in that and it is such a treat. I do not know how many times I have slid a book out from under our sleeping children and turned out their light for them. Great suggestions!

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