Making a Child a Lifelong Reader
By: Susanna Fenimore and Gwendolyn Herman
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
What Scholastic Says...
According to Scholastic these are the top ways to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader.
- Read to your child!
- Find and pick a book that fits their interest. This will pull their attention into the book rather than losing it to other distractions.
- Choose a book that is appropriate for their reading level.
- Pick one your childhood favorites to read.
- Encourage reading everyday.
- Have your child read a cookbook, find a recipe they would like to try, and then cook the recipe with them!
- Try out a summer reading program.
- Take an interest in what it is your child has chosen to read.
- Fill your home with books, magazines, and other reading materials.
- Read the book with your child, and then see the movie.
Taking your child to the library is one of the best ways in helping them become a lifelong reader. This becomes a new, fun and exciting experience for them.
It's Common Sense
There are three other ways to get your child to be a lifelong reader. Those three are, grabbing an e-book and snuggling up with your child, getting them hooked onto a series such as Harry Potter, and try sticking to a specific genre!