My child doesn’t like Reading! Help! TIPS FOR PARENTS-WHAT CAN I DO??
“A child grows in reading…by reading” by Guy L Bond.
1- Use materials at a suitable level of difficulty for your child. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE HAVE YOUR CHILD’S READING ABILITY LEVEL ASSESSED!
2- Use a variety of reading materials that include books, pamphlets, brochures/flyers, menus, bus schedules…
3- Are there reading process issues that need to be exercised and strengthened such as phonemic awareness, decoding/phonics, language development, and comprehension??
AGAIN, IF NOT SURE, HAVE YOUR CHILD ASSESSED.
4- Have your child write their own book.
5- Give your child an ‘interest inventory’ to determine reading material for them.
6- READ TO YOUR CHILD AS THIS BUILDS THEIR INTEREST IN READING.
7- BE A ROLE MODEL. LET YOUR CHILD SEE YOU READ.
If you want your child to learn to love reading, follow their lead in their interests and try and figure out what will interest them. Don’t stress about finding the right books or the right path, just take them for a walk through a woods and point out the beautiful tree falls, rocks in a stream, smelling the flowers along the way. If your son is into soccer or football, read him a book on Ronaldo or Messi. Take him to pre-season training if you can afford it or sit down with him on Sunday and watch your teams game against an older child. Tell them how amazing they are at kicking, dribbling etc., and they will love it! The arts are always a safe haven for children too.