Tips for Fostering a Love of Reading

  • jb5_9645Establish reading time every day. For example, read a few books together every night before bed. Or establish a “relax and reading hour” every day, perhaps after they come home from school or from playing outside. Whatever works with your schedule!
  • Try to avoid negative language with reading. Reading shouldn’t be a chore and DEFINITELY shouldn’t be a punishment; it should be a fun and relaxing part of their day!
  • Save money on books and visit one of our AMAZING five-star libraries in EBR! Allow your child, with a little bit of guidance, to pick out a good stack of books for themselves.
  • Find fun new places to read! Make a blanket fort, read under the trees outside, visit the park and have a picnic.
  • Lead by example! Read to your child, ask them to read to you, or share a book together. Read magazines, books, and newspapers around them.
  • Encourage siblings to read to one another to strengthen their fluency and speaking skills.
  • Have books and reading material available in every room your child hangs out in.
  • Read and share your favorite from when you were a kid.
  • Remember that kids are much more likely to finish a book if they pick it out themselves!
  • Don’t be afraid to read the same favorites over and over again. Don’t be worried if your child is reading mostly comic books. Try not to force them to read a book they are resisting. Remember – ANY reading is POSITIVE reading!

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