I have always been a reader! I started reading in kindergarten and I never stopped! From the Box Car Children and The BFG to Romeo and Juliet. There was no book that I wouldn’t read. I was sure my kids would be the same way, but they weren’t. My kids liked being read to, but they didn’t like to read, so I knew I had to do something to get them interested in reading! Here are 3 ways to encourage a love of reading in kids. It worked for mine, it might help with yours too![clickToTweet tweet=”Here are 3 ways to encourage a love of #reading in #kids!” quote=”Here are 3 ways to encourage a love of reading in kids!” theme=”style1″]
1. Read with them.
Encourage them to engage with you and the story. Make funny faces, use different voices for the characters, make fun hand gestures or, you could even have them act out the story with you.
2. Personalize the story.
Find a way to make the story just for them. Change the name of the main character or insert your kids into classic stories that they already know by heart. You could also have personalized books made for them, like the ones at I SEE ME. They put your child’s name into the story or coloring book. I am telling you, kids just light up when the story is “about them”.
3. Make a special place for reading.
Whether you create a book nook in your home or, you just have a special chair, make it a special place for reading. Make sure it is comfortable, well-lit and you can keep a basket of books near it, that you can rotate out to avoid boredom or repetition.