How to Help Your Child Love Reading

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How to Help Your Child Love Reading

Reading is very important for children to learn. It is a basic building block to the future of education. Even after school, they will need to read on a daily basis in their lives and it’s essential they learn to appreciate and understand reading from a young age. Some children take to this naturally, while others are more hesitant.

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Here Are a Few Ways You Can Help Your Child to Love Reading:

Introduce them to reading early – Some people start reading when they are still pregnant, and read to their babies. It’s never too soon (or too late) to start reading to your children.

Participate in reading with them – As they get older and start reading on their own, you should give up reading with them, too. They can have independent reading time but you should still make time for bedtime stories or other one-on-one reading sessions.

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Set a good example – Let your child see you reading often. Talk about what you’re reading.

Identify any problems with reading – If your child has a learning disorder or disability that is making reading more difficult, it’s important to spot this and get help with it early, before they start to associate bad feelings with the act of reading.

Find books your child can identify with. Maybe choose a book on a topic your child is interested in or customise a personalised book with your child’s name which can get them excited.


What are some ways you help your child to love reading? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Angela x

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. I think reading with your child is one of the most important ways to help them. Children who like to hear the stories, will want to learn.

  2. My niece was having trouble learning to read so I had a try with her. I picked up her school reading book and told her to ignore the words and tell me the story by looking at the pictures. Suddenly she was much more interested. When we introduced reading the words again she did incredibly well. Kids have to be interested to read otherwise it’s just a page of words they have to learn.

  3. My daughter is 7 yr old. Her speech is not clear so she is going through speech therapy. She doesn’t have any interest in reading. I m worried n don’t know how to develop it. Any suggestions.

  4. Great tips! I would add taking your kids to the library, my 5 year old loves the freedom of being able to pick the books she wants from such a big selection, and of course it’s free! #kltr

  5. Making reading part of our daily routine has been great for us, we read so many books every day I hope they will always be a part of my children’s lives. #KLTR

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