What do you do when your child hates to read? It’s painful to see your child struggle and feel such negative emotions. No doubt you’re wondering what you can do at home to help your child learn to love reading. (Or at least like it.)
Try these 5 easy ideas at home with your reluctant reader. You can help your child’s reading confidence. Once a child is a more confident reader, he or she will be less likely to hate it.
Read the page or sentence to your child. Let them whisper read with you, or echo read just after you.
Don’t force your child to continue reading a book that is too hard for them.
Let kids pick books on topics they’re interested in reading. Even if you aren’t.
Try comic books or graphic novels. 8 reasons why.
Read a book with your child in a book club style where you both talk about the book. Have your child ask you questions about your favorite part.
Kids are like puzzles. Find what pieces fit for them and enjoy the journey of discovery.
Don’t forget to read yourself. Your kids are watching.
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
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