So how do you encourage your children to read?

 

Encouraging your children to read

A Guest Post by Andrea Buginsky

You know it’s important for your kids to read. It helps them develop their vocabulary, learn about the world, explore new worlds, and build their imaginations. But with all of the electronics available to them today, kids are not always excited to read. They would prefer to play with their gadgets, hang out on social media, and play online and video games. Reading is not very high on their list.

So how do you encourage your children to read? How do you compete with all of those cool gadgets? One solution is to schedule family reading time. Pick a day or two a week, or an hour or two a day, to shut off all gadgets (except for eReaders), and spend quality time together. Place comfy cushions on the floor, go outside and sit under a tree, or simply sit around the dining room table. Wherever everyone can sit quietly together and enjoy a good book. You can each pick your own, or pick one to read together as a family.

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If you opt for a family selection, you can host a family book club. Have everyone discuss the book, and compare and contrast what you like and didn’t like about it. If you opt for individual books, have everyone talk about what they like about their book at the end of the session.

When you first start your reading sessions, be prepared for complaints and excuses from non-readers. Put your foot down and move ahead with the session as planned. To help ease your kids into the sessions, take them to the library so they can pick out books they’ll be interested in reading.

By implementing family reading time, you’ll help your kids discover new books and authors, and hopefully a love of reading.

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication-Journalism from the University of South Florida. She has Andrea Buginskialways wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write fantasy books for teens. The Chosen is her first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to her delight.

 

 

 

 

The Chosen: The Chosen Series, Book One

 

The ChosenExcerpt :

Video Halli is a shy, young dwarf who has no idea of her true calling. When the evil Prince Gastle sets out to destroy the world of Phantasma, Queen Laurali of the Elves comes to tell Halli she’s a Holy Paladin with the power to heal, and will join The Chosen, a group of brave warriors being sent to defeat the evil beast and save Phantasma. Will Halli be accepted by her group, and be able to keep them alive through their adventures? Will the evil Prince Gastle be defeated, freeing Phantasma from his destruction? Only time will tell.

 

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Comments

  1. vickiecouturier says:

    from birth i read to my kids,they have always been around books,,we go to the library a lot

  2. rochelle haynes says:

    All the time and they do it well

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