If you have young kids who are still learning how to read or are just now getting interested in books, there are a few things that you can do to help ensure that they learn to love reading now and forever. Especially if you’ve had a hard time with this in the past with your children, there are some techniques that you can try to break past any barriers they have for reading.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to help your kids get more interested in books.
Help Them Create Their Own Books
For some kids, reading books that they make themselves can help them to get interested in storytelling in general. So if your kids haven’t really taken to any books yet, consider how you can help them make some of their own books that could interest them.
While you can get their book ideas printed and bound, you can also create more DIY books that you simply put together on paper and staple together. But as long as you’re helping your kids come up with stories and encouraging them to create their own drawings for their book, this love of creating could transfer over to a love of reading books that have been created by other people as well, if only to get more ideas for making some of their own books later on.
Deep Dive Into Topics They Love
Sometimes, the reason why kids don’t seem to like reading is because they’ve never found a book that they really love.
To ensure that your kids are being exposed to books that will spark a love of reading in them, try to help them deep dive into topics that they love. If your kid loves superheroes, find all the superhero books at the library and let them read them exclusively. Or if your child has a favorite animal or other character, finding books that include these beloved things can help your kid want to read those books and feel more connected to them.
Introduce Them To Book Series
When you and your child find a book that they do like, try to help them find more books like this one so that they can build off of this momentum. This can be especially helpful if you and your child are able to find a book series that they enjoy reading. With a series, there are likely going to be a lot of different books with similar stories that the characters will be seen in, which can make your child more interested in reading these books.
The more you’re able to get your kid reading, the more likely they are to love books for their lifetime. So if you’re needing help with this, consider using the tips mentioned above to find ways to help your child love reading.