Getting your children to read over the summer can be challenging. It could be tempting to try the same strategies that you use to get your children to do other things they don’t want to, such as offering a treat or reward for reading. Instead, try to be proactive. Consider tucking books away in a place where your child might come across one when they’re bored. Taking your child on a trip to a bookstore or a library can also be a way to inspire an interest in reading.
- Add some book shelves to your home as well as limit their time with digital devices.
- Explain to your child that by reading they will improve their vocabulary and it will make school easier.
- Try to encourage your child to read in a gradual way, and find a genre that they really enjoy.
“The natural strategies most parents would think of first should not be the ones they actually try first.”