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Encourage a Love of Reading
There are so many amazing books out there to buy for anyone in your life. One of the things I did to encourage a love of reading in my home, was to always have a bookshelf full of books. My kids are 17, 13, and 11 now so we don’t have a little kid bookshelf anymore, not to mention we’ve left stuff behind in between two different moves to being without a home. I do, however, hope to get another shelf full of learning books for our homeschool sessions.
The best way to encourage a love of reading is to have two hours per day open for no electronics. Have the kids understand that they must do something other than electronics each day. Set a specific time that this will happen. During this two hour block, no one in the family can be on electronics, this will be hard for us work at home moms, but it can be done.
When you make it a point to have a two-hour block every day for electronic detox and have a bookshelf full of books and craft supplies in the home, you’ll quickly find that your kids start to find a love of reading, regardless of their age.
How do you encourage independent reading?
I have three very different children. My oldest has always been fond of books. Even at the young age of just two, she was caught reading an encyclopedia in the back of my van. This child is a natural-born book lover. My middle child has never been into reading. For most of his life, he was very against the idea of reading, but I did read to him every night. Now, he’s 13 and prefers graphic novels. My youngest son hates to read, I think it’s mostly because it’s hard for him to pay attention for long periods. I found with my youngest, books like the I Survived Series work great for him.
With all that being said, it wasn’t easy to figure out how to encourage independent reading with my younger two kids. They simply weren’t born with a natural love of books, even though I read to them every night for the brunt of their early childhood years.
Supplies for a Reading Corner
Find a list of supplies below to set up your own reading corner in the home, making it easier for kids to enjoy independent reading time.
Sofa Sack – Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair – Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover – Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room – Charcoal 3′Cute Rechargeable 4 LED Eye-Care Book Light, Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed at Night, 3 Levels, 1.8oz Super Light Weight, Up to 40 Hours Reading.Perfect Gift for Bookworms and KidVASAGLE Wooden Bookcase, Display Shelf and Room Divider, Freestanding Decorative Storage Shelving, 5-Tier Bookshelf, Rustic Brown ULBC62BX
If your kids aren’t natural-born readers, but you want to encourage them to read independently, then here are some simple ways to encourage this:
- Visit your local library, using your free library card to let your kids select a few books to try to read.
- Host your own at-home play, where you reenact scenes from your kids’ favorite books.
- Make time for independent reading, such as a 1-2 hour slot per day for the family to read independently at the same time.
- Create a reading corner, equipped with a bookshelf, a variety of books, a reading light, and a comfy chair or beanbag.
- Be the example by reading on your own to show the kids that even adults enjoy independent reading time.