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Don't Overthink It: How to Get Your Kids to Love Summer Reading

Summer is the time for fun in the sun for anyone of any age, but it's also a great time to sit down and read. Reading helps kids improve their vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills. It can also help them learn about new things and explore different worlds.

If you're struggling to get your child to read, here are a few tips:

Make Reading A Fun Activity

Don't make reading a chore. Instead, make it a fun activity that your child will enjoy. Read to them at bedtime, take them to the library, or let them choose books that they're interested in.

Set A Good Example

Kids learn by watching the adults in their lives. If you want your child to read, make sure you're reading too. Show them how much you enjoy reading and they'll be more likely to do the same.

Make It A Habit

Set aside some time each day for your child to read. It could be after dinner, before bed, or even during their screen time. The important thing is to make it a regular habit.

Find Books That Your Child Is Interested In

There are books for every interest, so find some that your child will enjoy reading. If they're interested in animals, check out some animal books. If they're interested in sports, check out some sports books. The more interested they are in the book, the more likely they are to read it.

Make It A Reward

Let your child know that they'll get a reward for reading. This could be anything from a sticker to a special privilege. The reward will help motivate them to read more.

Don't Force It

If your child doesn't want to read, don't force them. This will only make them resent reading. Instead, try to find ways to make reading more fun and interesting for them.

Be Patient

It takes time for kids to develop a love of reading. Don't expect them to become voracious readers overnight. Just keep encouraging them and providing them with opportunities to read, and eventually they'll come to love it.

Check out these 3 Accelerated Reader books this summer:

  1. Bath Time for Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

  2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

  3. The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Following these tips can help you get your child to love reading, especially in the summer when school is out. So this summer, make sure to encourage your child to pick up a book and start reading. They'll be glad you did in the long run! If you need a hand, we can help 480-399-8895

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