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It can be disappointing, maybe even heart-breaking, when your child won’t read. Many families have at least one reluctant reader who just doesn’t enjoy reading. But don’t worry, there are many ways you can encourage your child to read at home, and enjoy it!
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Children who read do better at school , opens up world of opportunities There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.”– Jacqueline Kennedy
In Episode fourteen of the Raising Mums podcast, I discuss a variety of different ways you can encourage your reluctant reader to start reading!
WATCH THIS VIDEO!
13 ways to Encourage the Reluctant Reader
The key, is to focus on the experience. Make reading a fun activity!Children should feel loved and safe, not judged or stressed.
Here are a feel ideas of ways you can cultivate a love of reading in your reluctant readers:
- Read aloud – Keep on reading aloud even after children can read themselves.
- Use Audiobooks – Audible, Librivox,
- Take it in turns to read a sentence/page/chapter
- Chose funny books, mystery books, graphic novels, poems, joke books or magazines and comics, or non-fiction. (See book list below)
- Take a closer look – Illustrated, font
- Use eBooks – Kindle, ManyBooks, Project Gutenberg, Oxford Owl
- Find a purpose in reading – Topic they love, something they’re learning about, a place they’ve visited, or an audiobook they’ve listened to.
- Add in a hands-on activity or a book-related trip.
- Collect the Series – Get them hooked on a series of books. (See booklist below.)
- Be the example – Let your children see you read
- Tweet/Email an author!
- Create a Book Club with friends
- Ask them to read bedtime story to siblings
If you can’t remember all of that, don’t worry! I’ve created a FREE CHECKLIST for you.
Download it onto your phone, or print it out for your reference!
To get your download your FREE CHECKLIST, just CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
Books for Reluctant Readers
Ultimate Football Heroes
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.”– Roald Dahl
You don’t need to try all of these ideas or buy all of these books! Just pick one of two that you think might work for your children and give it a go!
Next week’s episode of Raising Mums, on 12th January 2020, I’ll be sharing My Favourite Homeschool Finds of 2019.
As we’re going on a family holiday, that episode will be pre-recorded and published on my Youtube channel and as Podcast. There will be no LIVE broadcast that week.
But I’ll be back LIVE again the following week, Sunday 19th January 2020 at 10am GMT, with another episode of Raising Mums on my Facebook and Instagram accounts insha’Allah.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Peace and Love,