As a kid, I loved to read. This love doesn’t come naturally to all kids, though. Here are some pointers from DealDash to help your kids learn how to enjoy reading.
I was an only child when I was a kid, so I had plenty of lonely times that I filled with books. When I was young, I was a very early reader. I never struggled with it, so that is probably why I loved it! However, reading doesn’t come easy to all kids, my oldest being one of them. Here are some tips that I have used with him to help him enjoy reading.
Let Them Read Anything They Want (Within Reason)
When kids are in school they are always told exactly what to read. Now that we are all teaching at home there is more freedom for kids to choose exactly what they want to read. My oldest isn’t fond of typical novels, he likes graphic novels, comic books, and non-fiction books such as World Record books. These aren’t things that they are allowed to read for school book reports, but since the kids currently only have a goal for “minutes read” this isn’t a problem.
Encourage Them to Read to a Pet or Sibling
Another way that you can help your kids enjoy reading is to ask them to read to a pet or a little brother or sister. This works best if the younger sibling doesn’t know how to read yet, so they don’t point out any mistakes – and I’m assuming your pets don’t know how to read, either! Ever since the kids have been out of school my oldest has been reading to my youngest after dinner each night. This helps your reader feel more confident because the younger child will presumably pick a book that is an easier level than the reader uses for school.
Organize the Books in a Nice Way With Help From DealDash
Choosing a book from a messy and cluttered area can be very frustrating. So, another way to help your child enjoy reading is to have your books nicely organized for them to peruse. If you don’t have a bookshelf dedicated to your children’s books, it’s time to get one from DealDash. You can find bookshelves and other lovely home decor items in the Home, Garden, and Tools category. Just click here to browse.
Thanks for Reading
Thanks so much for reading this article on helping your kids enjoy reading. During this time of social distancing, many children are spending a lot more time reading. Follow these tips and help them actually enjoy it!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Come see Dawn and her cats on Instagram. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.