Summer is such a wonderful time to encourage your child to love reading. During the school year, my children are busy reading as it pertains to their schoolwork and they don’t have time for fun books. Because of this, reading for pleasure during the summer has really picked up at my house.
What do you do if your child hates reading? My son used to be like that. One of the biggest ways I was able to turn him around was by finding a good book. I’m talking about a really good chapter book. On a hot afternoon, I’d pull the blinds closed, run the air conditioner, and let everyone drag their pillow out into the living room. Then I’d start by reading a few chapters of this book while they were comfy and relaxed. (If you do this, don’t forget to add different voice inflections and even accents for the different characters!) Once I’d built up enough intrigue, I’d close the book. Done.
Almost every time, my kids would cry out for one more chapter. That’s when I told them if they wanted to know how the story ended, they’d have to read it themselves. And they did!
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.
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