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10 ways to encourage good reading habits in children

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  1. These are great tips. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to introduce reading to my daughter. She loves for me to read to her and knows all of the sounds to the letters. I recently purchased this leap frog pen that reads out loud to her but she told me she wants more books to go with them. She is bored with the few she has. So I’m trying to find topics that interest her.

    1. Thanks, Healing Mama. I am glad you found this post useful. Children are such voracious readers, I am sure you will have to keep adding book after book to your daughter’s library. The e-library route has worked nicely for us as too many print books pose space and clutter problems for us. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Marisa says:

    Our favorite time of the day is when we all pile together on the couch to read. My son will read a picture book or reader to me and my daughter, and then I’ll read to both of them. It’s a daily routine we established a few years ago, and it’s been wonderful! My husband has suggested getting a Kindle for my seven-year-old because he reads so much, and I’ve been hesitant to agree since it’s another form of technology. You had a great way of explaining its use and helpfulness, though. We may just go that route because I can’t seem to check out books from the library fast enough for him!

    1. That’s such a fun and cozy way to incorporate reading into your daily lives! Yes, you can go the kindle route as long as you use it mostly for reading and are not tempted to download youtube or other game apps etc. on it. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  3. Emily says:

    Great post! I love to read and also want my kids to love reading. Of course, my plans to read to them every night before bed never happens but we do keep stacks of books lying everywhere for them to read. I am glad to say that when asked to read them a book I’ve never said no…unless I’m driving. 😊

    Great suggestions and a good read. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Emily. I am glad you enjoyed reading this post. My son’s “read me a story” drives me crazy too but I am happy we always are able to sneak in a few stories into our daily routines where ever and whenever possible. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

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