With the availability of technology today, it can be difficult to get your child to put down their video game controller and pick up a chapter book. Even with a drastic spike in technology in recent years, books have not gone anywhere. They are incredibly important, and parents should never overlook them. Reading is one of the best ways a child can learn. However, it can be challenging to motivate a child to do so. Check out these tips to make your child more inclined to read.
Set A Time For Reading
The best way to become a better reader is to practice every day. Since many children tend to learn best through a routine, it is a good idea to try and get them on a daily reading schedule. Try to set aside a specific time each day for reading.
Create A Reading Place
Most people need to feel comfortable to enjoy a book. If they feel uneasy or exposed, they are likely going to have a significantly harder time focusing on whatever they are reading. As a parent, you may want to think about constructing a nook for your child. It could serve as a place where your child can separate themselves away from the world and curl up with a good read.
Ensure They Are On The Right Skill Level
In order for your child to grow as a reader, they need to be given books that are on their skill set. It is usually not constructive to hand a child a book that is way too advanced for them. Although it is important for children to be challenged, you don’t want to overwhelm them.
Show Them That Reading Is Fun
If your child sees that you love reading, they will be more likely to follow in your footsteps! In many cases, children just need to be shown how much fun reading can be!
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