Therefore I know the power of a good book, and a good read, both for myself and for my kids. There is nothing more satisfying than burying your nose in a book; unless its encouraging your kids to bury their noses in a book…getting kids reading is a passion of mine.
From a very early age it is important to encourage our children to read, it makes such a difference to their successes in life, and their enjoyment of that life too. We have written on the blog ourselves about encouraging kids to read, specifically around eBooks, but there are many other ways we can get our kids to pick up a book and have fun – even from as young as toddlers. In fact, we can read books to our babies as well, we did; my daughter was “reading” with us at six months. She had a favourite book even then….
My five top tips are:
Start them young
Let them lead
Link books to other activities, from crafts to maths and everything else in between
Join a local library as early as you can
Don’t be afraid to use technology to aid your reading journey, don’t be afraid of it, use it to compliment the “real” books.
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Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
Saturday 15th of November 2014
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