Motivating Kids to Read
Studies show that the more children read, the better readers and writers they become.
But, what can you do to motivate your children to read more regularly?
As a parent, you know that reading is important, and you probably feel frustrated if your child doesn't like to read. Many forces in children's lives pull them away from reading...television, video games, and after-school activities...but finding a way to incorporate reading and writing activities into your child's daily routine may not be as difficult as it seems. Try the following:
- Learn more about your child's interests and suggest books, magazines, an articles that relate to those topics.
- Sometimes good movies are a starting point for pleasure reading...after seeing a movie based on a book, children will be motivated to read the book.
- Sometimes travel sparks reading, and finding books that relate to a place you visit on a family vacation can get a child hooked.
- Keep books and other reading materials at home.
- Read books with your children! Children of any age can appreciate being read to.
- Be a good role model...let your children see you reading.
Information taken from www.rif.org