How to Raise a Child To Love Reading


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our children just naturally loved reading?  Of course!  It would be equally wonderful if I naturally loved making dinner but, let’s face it, that’s not happening.  Instead, I do what’s necessary to make dinnertime work for me (the crockpot and 15-minute meals are my BFFs).

The same is true for our kids and reading; we have to make it work for them.  Some kids naturally enjoy reading and some would rather eat dirt than read for just twenty minutes.  (I have one of each in case you’re wondering.)  So what are we moms to do when we want to instill a love of reading in our unenthusiastic children?

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November Picture Book Favorites

6577387Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!
Mrs. Millie is silly!  In this fun story, Mrs. Millie takes her class to the pumpkin patch, where her students spend the day guessing the real meanings of her nonsense words.  The story is cute and clever with an emphasis on rhyming, as many of Mrs. Millie’s silly words rhyme with what she really means to say (dragon instead of wagon, spider instead of cider, and so on).

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5 Tips for Successful Read Aloud Time

Before I knew anything else about how I wanted to approach homeschooling, I knew reading aloud to the kids would be a big part of our routine.  You don’t have to look hard to find about a bazillion studies on the importance and benefits of reading to children – things like developing critical brain connections and unique bonding opportunities between parents and their little ones.

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