It’s been proven that having the ability to read well contributes to your child’s overall success in school. But what can you do if every time you suggest they pick up a book you hear responses like: “I hate reading.” “Reading is boring.” “I don’t want to read." "Can’t I just play a video game?” Here are some simple tips to hook your reluctant reader in unexpected ways.
Remember that feeling you used to get in school, when you’d stare at a question or a problem for a good five minutes and think, ‘Hmmm. Maybe it’s in a different language?’ When you’re a student, there are few feelings worse than thinking you don’t have a clue. Panic and anxiety set up camp and make it almost impossible to concentrate, let alone plan out a course of action.
If your children are anything like mine, you’ve probably had periods of time when one of them becomes frustrated with a particular subject. I remember when my youngest son was struggling with reading.
We all know reading is an important skill but, once your child has lost interest in reading, it can be hard to get it back. Whether your child is struggling with reading or simply isn’t motivated to read, don’t give up hope. There are a number of strategies that can help your child become more engaged in reading, build literacy skills and gain knowledge.
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