Do you have a young reluctant reader at home?
The lazy hazy days of summer are here and many of you are trying to encourage your kids to read. Maybe their teacher gave them a reading list, but it’s a struggle to comply. Ready to try something new?
Reading is fundamental. We’ve heard that time and time again, but why? What makes it so important for our kids to find a passion for reading?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines fundamental “as serving as a basis supporting existence or determining essential structure or function.”
Reading is paramount to understanding everything from math, politics to recipes. If we can read well, we can understand the world around us.
Without a passion for reading, a person does not read.
However, I bet you know a kid who hates to read. Why? Because they haven’t found a book that captures their imagination.
All kids have big imaginations. All that is necessary is to find a book that taps into their creativity. So don’t give up and keep putting book after book in front of them until one clicks unlocking their potential.
My daughter is a third-grade teacher and she sees this reluctance in kids every day. Recently she told me about a book that has NEVER failed to hook a reluctant reader. Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans. This is book one of seven. But once a kid starts book one, they want to read the second, third and then keep going until they finish the series. For a kid that hates to read, this book flips a switch changing what they think about reading. On a personal note, my five grandchildren agree with her.
Books by Richard Paul Evans appeals to all ages, from kid to adult, boys and girls alike. Click the image below to check out number one in the series.
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Do you have a book recommendation for reluctant readers?
How have you encouraged reading in kids?
Add your book recommendations for young readers in the comments section.
Want to read more about reading for kids? Here are more websites.
Nurture a Love of Reading and Learning
Learning How to Read: 10 Ways to Help a Reluctant Reader
How can I encourage a reluctant reader?
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