We have received many tips on how parents across the country are inspiring their young readers and wanted to share with all of you in hopes to spread the good news.
Are you currently trying to figure out how to inspire your young child? Need book suggestions? Looking for creative ways to get involved in your child’s reading experience?
If any of those apply to you, don’t fret. We have a few suggestions that will help alleviate the problem.
Here’s how you can keep your young reader inspired throughout the year:
(1) Ask them what they like
This may seem like a small gesture, but it will actually make a huge impact on children’s’ willingness to read. So often, we forget that our children are well aware of their likes and dislikes.
(2) Read with them
Studies show that reading to your young reader, no matter the age, helps prepare them for school and gives them the skills needed for when they start to read themselves.
(3) Help them pick age-appropriate books
Age-appropriate books are essential in laying the foundation for a young reader to prosper. Reading books that they can relate to and understand will help build their motivation to indulge in other texts in the future.
(4) Read the book then watch the movie
Matilda, Harry Potter, Where the Wild Things Are, James and the Giant Peach, and the list can go on and on. After you read a book with your child, make sure to spend quality time also enjoying the movie. This a great way to engage with your child on various levels.
(5) Be a good reading example
How often does your child see you reading? Children imitate the behaviors of adults around them so let’s make sure we are setting them on the right path towards becoming lifelong readers!
Do you have any tips? Comment below!