When your child is young, simply having books in their play area, and taking time to read each day, even if it’s for five minutes at a time, will encourage a love of reading. Here are some other ways to raise a reader:
At some point, many kids say they don’t like to read, or at least reading is not their first-choice activity. If this is a phase—you had an engaged reader who seems to want to spend more time with friends now—help them through it by keeping up with family reading habits (bedtime stories, etc). If it’s a constant struggle, check out our ideas for engaging all kids in reading.
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