Friday, February 24, 2017

7 Tips for Parents of Reluctant Middle-Grade Readers

Are you the parent of a reluctant reader? Wondering what you can do to reignite the spark you saw when your child was a storytime fan? Here's an article from which spells it out in 7 easy to use steps.

 Want the abbreviated version?
  1. It's ok if they don't finish a book
  2. Don't try to force them to read what you read at their age
  3. It might take a while to get them to read slower-paced books
  4. It's ok to read at the table from time to time
  5. Picture books can still be appropriate choices
  6. Read aloud - just 15 minutes a day can make a big difference in both your lives
  7. Ask for recommendations - your librarian can help you locate books that might spark an interest
You might also check out Bookopolis, a kid-safe certified site where the readers advisory is done by other kids ages 7-12. Sometimes it's cooler to have another kid say "This is a good book!" than to hear it from an adult, you know... ;-)

--Miss Laura

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