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16 Ways To Encourage Children To Read

16 Ways To Encourage Children To Read

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him.” – Maya Angelou

Good habits are best nurtured at a young age. In additional findings it was reported that children in reading programs spent more time with books, benefited from literacy related activities, and had increased parental involvement with reading. Reading is an integral part of education, and without books it is hard to build a strong academic base. Our children need materials to read at home and it should be everybody’s goal to provide the means.

Summary

16 Ways To Encourage Children To Read

  1. Bring them to the library regularly.
  2. Identify what they like to read.
  3. Encourage your child to read aloud.
  4. Read aloud to your child.
  5. Create an area where they can keep their books.
  6. Set a routine, even 10 minutes per day helps.
  7. Lead by example.
  8. Share your own reading experience.
  9. Give books / ebooks as gifts.
  10. Make reading materials available everywhere, especially at home.
  11. Play games that are reading related.
  12. Make reading an enjoyable and fun activity.
  13. Make reading as an activity with a purpose.
  14. Less television and computer games.
  15. Get them to read to their siblings.
  16. Offer special incentives to encourage reading.

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