Helping Kids Enjoy Reading enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-helpRead-enHD-AR1.jpgFor many kids, reading doesn't come easily. But these simple steps can help them become eager readers.reading, reader, read, reading trouble, reluctant reader, books, dyslexia, reading problems, learning to read, books, teaching kids to read, reading to kids, CD1Dyslexia08/23/200709/13/201809/13/2018Kandia N. Lewis, PhD09/04/20181053edb0-6467-4670-bed4-524f76c4a358https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/readers.html/<p>For many kids, reading doesn't come easily. Some kids have trouble making the connection between letters and their sounds. Other kids have not yet found a story that interests them and shows just how fun reading can be.</p> <p>For all kids, though, knowing letters, sounds, and words are important skills for learning throughout life.</p> <p>Read with your kids often, and try these other simple ways to help them become excited about reading:</p> <p><strong>Start with your child's picks.</strong> Kids are more likely to read something that interests them. For example, comics or joke books can be a fun pick for your child. A comic book can help kids understand that events take place in order because stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. They also help build vocabulary and show that books can be fun to look at. Once your child is comfortable with reading, you can encourage other options with a variety of challenging content.</p> <p><strong>Read and reread.</strong> Many kids reach for the same books over and over again. That's not only OK, it's a good thing! Repetition helps kids learn the text and in time read it with confidence. Each new reading of the book also may help them notice something new and understand the story a little better. And that positive experience can inspire kids to try new books.</p> <p><strong>Read aloud.</strong> Reading aloud to your kids helps them build their vocabulary and introduces new facts and ideas. You also show that you enjoy reading for fun, and help them connect sounds with letters on the page. Reading aloud provides time together that you'll all enjoy.</p> <p><strong>Create opportunities to read and write beyond the pages.</strong> Provide kids with many chances to read every day. Write notes and leave them on your child's pillow, in a lunchbox, or in a pocket. Ask friends and relatives to send postcards, letters, e-mails, or text messages. Leave magnetic letters and words on the fridge, and you may find your child also creating words, sentences, and stories.</p> <p><strong>On car/bus/train trips or errands, play word games that build language skills.</strong> You might try "I Spy" ("I spy something that starts with an 'a' ...") or games where you pick a category (like "food") and everyone has to name foods that begin with a certain letter. Kids often enjoy reading the signs they see while outside (like those on restaurants and stores, plus road signs and billboards).</p> <p><strong>Sometimes electronic books (e-books) can help encourage reading.</strong> When your kid becomes interested in a book, regardless of the format, help make connections between the story and your child's life. Start conversations that build a love of reading and learning.</p> <p><strong>Get help if you're worried.</strong> If you're concerned about your child's ability or willingness to read, get help. Talk to your child's doctor or teacher. They may be able to suggest ways to help your child become an excited reader.</p>Ayudar a los niños a disfrutar de la lectura Léales a sus hijos, o lea junto con ellos, lo más posible. Tenga en cuenta estos consejos para ayudarlos a amar la lectura.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/readers-esp.html/b2dba9b7-dbf2-4872-8f41-56f17cced673
Creating a Reader-Friendly HomeA home filled with reading material is a good way to help kids become enthusiastic readers. Here are some ideas.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/reading-home.html/0338f9fd-cbef-485d-ae36-bf8017edcd4d
Everyday Reading OpportunitiesFinding time to read is important to developing literacy skills. And there are many easy and convenient ways to make reading a part of every day.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/everyday-reading.html/5ed1db91-9e86-44f6-ab1b-98da8906813e
Finding the Right ReadBooks make great gifts for kids. Here's how to pick one to fit a child's interests, maturity, and reading level.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/right-reads.html/8274a1a7-901d-49ab-898e-360495c596fd
How to Pick a Great BookReading on your own isn't like reading for school. You can pick something that's all about your interests — whether it's ancient martial arts, computers, or fashion design. Get tips on how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/books.html/8a7c5f19-5a5b-4835-afae-f11d8c646a7f
How to Pick a Great Book to ReadIf you find yourself overwhelmed when choosing a book, check out these 5 simple steps to picking a book you'll like.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/find-book.html/a528a38d-eb21-41ba-b6b3-eeab23d6a511
Raising a Summer ReaderKids' reading skills don't have to grow cold once school's out. Here are some ways to make reading a natural part of their summer fun.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/summer-reading.html/dca9d811-f54d-479f-a1c7-ca11b5e97e84
Reading MilestonesThis general outline describes the milestones on the road to reading and the ages at which most kids reach them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/milestones.html/b2ff3efb-10c7-4812-928a-da7c227e2298
Reading ResourcesRegardless of your child's age or reading level, almost every community has programs and resources that are helpful.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/reading-help.html/05a655aa-cff8-4931-a559-39d98fd40d4a
School-Age ReadersFrom kindergarten through third grade, kids' ability to read will grow by leaps and bounds. Although teachers provide lots of help, parents continue to play a role in a child's reading life.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/reading-schoolage.html/6add882e-0766-4b15-af92-321054fb4c52
Toddler Reading TimeReading to toddlers lays the foundation for their independent reading later on. Here are some tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/reading-toddler.html/1523ed51-955c-4e26-b03c-e697fda6661f
Understanding DyslexiaDyslexia is a learning disability that makes it hard to learn to read and understand written language. Even kids with average or above-average intelligence can have dyslexia.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dyslexia.html/1e4dbbb8-51f6-44b2-b724-99fa08f60987
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