Need to figure out how to nurture a love of reading for your kids? There are many ways to do that, especially through the early school days:
- Doesn’t matter what they read, comics, novels, and magazines. All that matters is they are reading.
- Have your kids help write the shopping lists. By practicing writing it helps to promote reading.
- Take turns reading during family time, just one page per person. Ask the older kids to read to the younger kids.
- Play games that are reading related like: Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly and Minecraft.
- Leave lots of reading materials around the house. Joke books count too!
- Show by example by reading around the kids.
- Enroll in the library summer reading programs. Kids are motivated when there are prizes involved. Ask at our local library for the adult summer reading programs too.
- Limit Screen time during the summer break, but utilize book apps. There are many wonderful apps that can encourage even the reluctant reader.
- Find local bookstores to support. Second hand stores might offer a trade-in opportunity for you to reduce and save money by being able to get more books to enjoy.
10. Have fun! School may be out, but a love of reading is for a lifetime.
Hope this list helps. Summer is a time to slow down and enjoy the moment. Reading isn’t something assigned in school. Reading is an addiction that can’t be taught. And it’s surely one that I don’t want to be cured from.