Oct. 31, 2021

How to Encourage Good Reading Habits

By Ms. Frances Acin

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills children need to learn to be successful, and parents can enhance a child’s experience by simply encouraging good reading habits. The key to encouraging reading habits is by reading together at home. By reading together, your child will learn how amazing it is and develop a motivation to read. 

10 Ways to Encourage Good Reading Habits 

  1. Set An Example. 
  2. Encourage Reading Everywhere. 
  3. Make Connections Between Reading and Real Life. 
  4. Create A Reading Area. 
  5. Keep Books At Home. 
  6. Talk About What Books You Are Reading. 
  7. Expose Your Child To Different Book Genres. 
  8. Make Reading Fun. 
  9. Support And Motivate Your Child. 
  10. Read Each Day. 

Reading is not only a required skill for lifelong academic success; it also helps children make sense of the world around them. Reading builds social-emotional skills, promotes analytical thinking, and of course, enhances imagination! 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one.”- George R.R. Martin