Some kids are naturally voracious readers. And some kids would rather visit Central Park in a peanut butter birdseed suit than sit down to read for twenty minutes. If you’re anything like me (i.e. HUGE book nerd), you might tend to take it personally when one of your kids doesn’t particularly enjoy reading. But fear not, book loving mamas! There is hope for your reluctant reader.
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is read Christmas books with the kids. Reading with the kids is actually one of my favorite things to do all year long, but everything is made better at Christmas, right?
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?