HELPING RELUCTANT READERS: HOW TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO READ
CULTIVATING A READING CULTURE
Reading is an important element of speaking. You cannot a good speaker if you are not an avid reader. Evene outside speaking, children who love reading already have a lifetime advantage over non-readers. Reading helps them think, learn and understand facts much more easily.
"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him."
HELPING RELUCTANT READERS
Children learn what they live. If you as a parent do not read, you cannot expect your child to be keen on reading.
Encourage, do not force. Encourage reading by reading interesting stories to your child and buying books that they can actually enjoy.
Find age-appropriate reading material.
Start with books on their favorite subject – music, sport, even games
Make it fun and make your child understand reading is not a chore or school work, but could help his school work.
Learning disabilities / Dyslexia can make kids shy away from books at home. M
Make an effort to understand why your child dislikes reading and seek professional help if necessary.
Age guidelines: ask your child’s educator and/or the librarian about age-specific themes
MAYA ANGELOU ON READING
Quotes on reading: Maya Angelou on reading
“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” Maya Angelou
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.”
HELPING RELUCTANT READERS: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
READING BUILDS VOCABULARY: LANGUAGE SKILLS
READING AND SPEAKING GO HAND IN HAND: SPEAKING FOR KIDS
READING A SPEECH EFFECTIVELY
HELPING RELUCTANT READERS: STARTING SCHOOL CAN BE CHALLENGING
TEACHING CHILDREN TO READ AND WRITE