School has began and students are already checking books out of the library. Here are some tips to help your child enjoy reading.
1. Make time for reading. If you and your children have jam-packed schedules and reading is shoved between gymnastics and band practice, reading may seem like an unwelcome chore. Allow reading to be a relaxing and enjoyable time.
2. Set aside a regular read-aloud time with your children. Reading aloud helps your child develop an interest in reading. Choose a variety of high quality literature that appeals to your child’s age and interests. Don’t abandon read-aloud time when your children get older—even teenagers love being read to. Don’t forget about audio books, either; they can offer another great option for a reluctant reader.
3. Create a cozy reading nook for your child. A special reading space may be all the encouragement your child needs to settle down and spend time with a good book!