You know reading’s fun – in fact, as an adult, you’d probably love to have time to curl up with a good book – but how can you convince your kids or students? For parents and teachers with kids who already know how to read, the issue isn’t teaching them how; it’s getting them to use their reading skills to open up a world of fun.
It’s a visual world, and kids may think of reading as boring or uninteresting. But showing a child how wonderful reading is can be a lifelong gift.
Setting up a reading routine can help encourage independent reading and a love of reading that may last a lifetime. Children in particular respond well to routines, and will sometimes do things that are part of a routine that they might not do on their own.
So how do you implement a reading routine? What does it look like? Here are some simple steps to set up a fun reading routine in your home.
Choose a Time
The Right Environment
Choose a Book
Involve the Family
Read to and with Your Child
Using Cliffhanger Moments
What is your favorite reading trick?