Motivating Kids to Read

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 time for reading and writing activities into your child’s day may not be as difficult as it seems. Try the following:

  • Learn more about your child’s interests.
  • Sometimes good movies are a starting point for pleasure reading
  • Sometimes travel sparks reading
  • Keeps 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 mode. Let your children see you reading.

Adapted from Reading is Fundamental