PARENTS: DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN WHO DON’T LIKE TO READ?
What do you do when your child/children do not like to read?
First of all, find a subject that your children enjoy. It may be art, math, science, history, ghosts, mysteries, adventures or just plain cartoons and video games.
Go online to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and type in the subjects that they like under books. Once you find the books with these subjects in them, ask your children which books they would like to read.
If they still don’t appear to be interested, tell them that they must pick two books or more. Give them a goal of how many chapters you would like them to read each day or night. You must read them too so that you can discuss the story with them, thus insuring that they really are reading.
After you have spent a few days or more reading together and discussing the book, you will notice that your children will want to continue to read on their own. You may feel dejected that you are being dismissed. Of course, you can finish the book too. Don’t pout, parents.
The object of this little exercise is to encourage children to read without putting too much pressure and making it a chore. Once over the first hurdle children will want to continue jumping right into the stories on their own without your prodding and poking.
i read to my children from birth and once they could read on their own I continued to read many of their library books to discuss what they read. I enjoyed them too.
Ahh, now parents you can get back to your own reading. You have done a commendable job of being a patient and supportive parent. Pat yourself on the back. Go ahead, you know you want to.
Of course, you probably expected this post was going to have some shameless promotion to it. Now let me make some reading suggestions – Jemsbooks.com for books for all ages!
For your middle-grade children – ages 10-14 (Books encourage children to respect parents and each other and other important life lessons.
Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series Books 1-5
(Book 6 coming this fall or early 2019)
Abby & Holly Series Book 1 School Dance
(Book 2 coming this fall)
For your young children – ages 3-8 (Books in rhyme with life lessons)
Louey the Lazy Elephant
Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon
Lamby the Lonely Lamb
Jerry the Crabby Crayfish
Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear
Broose the Moose on the Loose
Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey
Colby the Courageous Cat
Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe
Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab
Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier
(Fairy Tale coming in fall of 2018)
For you parents & YA – ages 18+ (Books without life lessons)
Mariah’s Revenge (Sequel to HM)
How Far Is Heaven
An Angel Among Us (Short Story Collection)
Thank you for stopping by, readers, for suggestions how to encourage your children to read. Once they are hooked on reading they will be readers for life. Good luck!
Please feel free to drop me a line about whether this post helped you get your children to read. I would love to hear from you. I appreciate your kind support.
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