Want some ideas on how to motivate your child to not only read, but want to read? Here are a few suggestions: Where to find books your kids will gobble up.
Books on CD or audio books downloaded to your devices: Public libraries have thousands of free audio books that you and your child can listen to at home or in the car. Listening to books models good fluency and exposes children to rich vocabulary. They can also access books that might otherwise be too difficult to read on their own.
Utilize search engines on ala.org (American Library Association), Amazon, Pinterest, and Barnes and Noble (to name a few) to find really great books: Use key words like Newbery Books, Caldecott Winners, must-reads, favorite children’s or young adult books of 2014, 2015; favorite books for boys/girls age ____, etc. You can also just search what your child is interested in, whether it is sports, music, mystery, adventures, etc.
Pick a family read aloud: Cut down TV or video game time by 20 minutes and have the entire family enjoy a book together.
Read a book before you see the movie: Each year, movies based on books hit the theaters . . . why not read it first? Whether it’s’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Holes, Chronicles of Narnia, Hugo, The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, or the Harry Potter movies, there are literally dozens and dozens to choose from, and more on the way!
Incentivize at home reading: What child doesn’t enjoy staying up late? Offer to let your child stay up an extra half hour to read quietly. Have your child earn extra electronics time for every 20 minute block of reading they accomplish.
Fill your home with books: Children are more likely to read when they have choices right in their home; make frequent trips to the library, take advantage of scholastic.com for affordable books and e-books, and give books as birthday and holiday presents.
Source: Nieman, J. (n.d.). Reading-Tidbit-3-How-To-Get-Reluctant-Readers-Hooked-Into-Reading-1056936 Teaching Resources - TeachersPayTeachers.com. Retrieved from https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Tidbit-3-How-To-Get-Reluctant-Readers-Hooked-Into-Reading-1056936
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