Do you have kids who are just to busy to sit down and read? This post will give you some tips and ideas to get those energetic kids reading!
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I used to think my son didn’t like to read. The mention of sitting in one place reading for more than 30 seconds is enough to send him into convulsions on the floor. (Please, tell me I’m not the only one!)
Over the years, we have tried all different types of books and stories and methods. It turns out, he is just all boy and is picky about how he spends his time and energy. He needs his reading material to be stimulating and interesting from the get-go. When he finds this, he will happily sit and read.
It is still a struggle to get him to read sometimes, but we’ve found some ways to get him excited about reading – or to at least read without throwing a fit!
Tips To Get Busy Kids Reading
Find something visually stimulating. Sometimes, the adventure or the person will be enough to pique my son’s interest. Other times, he totally judges the book or story by the cover. If it looks boring, he’s out. Fun For Kidz magazines totally get his attention. Their bright colors and kid-friendly images catch his eye and the stories draw him in.
Keep reading time short. Consider the attention span and energy level of your reader when assigning reading. The high energy of some kids overcomes a good story many times. I keep my son’s reading times short when I know he is bouncing off the walls. The short, information packed articles and stories in Fun For Kidz magazines are great for those days when the chapter books are just out of the question.
Pair reading with a mentally stimulating activity. Often, when my son reads a little, we can break and play a short game or do a puzzle of some sort and then go back for some more reading. That break from reading makes it seem like he is not reading quite so much and I know he is still learning something from our other activity.
Fun For Kidz magazines is sprinkled with brain teasers, word finds, math riddles, and more to keep kids engaged and wanting more.
Figure out your reader’s interests. My son loves hockey, true adventures, and Minecraft. That means lots of biographies of his favorite players and of adventurous explorers and pioneers. So when we need to read for history or other subject, I try to find biographies of people related to the theme. His favorite books have been Who Is Wayne Gretzky?, Daniel Boone, George Washington, and the Minecraft books for Kindle from Christopher Craft.
Each issue of Fun For Kidz is themed. It gives kids a great way to dig into a subject and find an angle that appeals to their interests.
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