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"I take a book EVERYWHERE- in the car, to sporting events, even to the grocery store! You never know when you're going to get a free minute to read!" Donalyn Miller

 

 How To Get Reluctant Readers Hooked Into Reading

Here are a few suggestions to motivate your child to not only read, but want to read.

 

1. Audio books - public libraries have thousands of free audio books that you and your child can listen to at home or in the car. Listening to books models good fluency, and exposes children to rich vocabualry. Plus, they can access books that might otherwise be too difficultt to read on their own.

 

2. Utilize search engines to find really great books - use key words like Newbery Books, Caldecott Winners, Must-Reads, Favorite Children's Books of 2020, Favorite Books for Boys/Girls age_____, etc.  You can also search what your child is interested in, sports, music, mystery, etc. 

 

3. Pick a family read aloud - the entire family can enjoy the book together!

 

4. Read a book before you see the movie - Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Chronicles of Narnia.

 

5. Fill your home with books. Children are more likely to read when they have choices right in ther home; make frequent trips to the library, take advantage of scholastic.com for affordable books, and give books as birthday and holiday presents.