These things make reading a pleasure, not a chore:
Set aside a family reading time—30 minutes or an hour every day that everyone shares.
Help your child find books about characters whose age, feelings, interests, and experiences are similar to her own.
Introduce your child to stories about out-of-the-ordinary experiences—like mysteries, science fiction, and ghost stories.
Take turns reading aloud. Even older kids like to show parents their reading skills and hear parents read from books they can’t read on their own yet.
Make reading fun. A playful, affectionate attitude toward reading time works a lot better in the long run than forcing kids to read “because it’s good for you.”
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