What parents are saying about motivating your child to read…

  1. Stability. Reading in our home has been promoted mostly by (1) Bed-time at 8 pm (2) Reading 8-8:30 (3) Time to sleep!

  2. Reading out loud as a family

  3. Make sure they read “Every” day. When they miss a day, make sure that they make it either before or after.

  4. Read out loud even when they know how to read themselves

  5. Parent participation is the help that teachers need most. Be involved in your child’s school so that he/she will have success.

  6. Internet is great, but kids still need to read books!

  7. Limit computer and TV time. If there is no computer or TV option they go read and do other stuff.

  8. My computer is placed in a central family area. When any of us have a question we go straight to Google. My 1st and 3rd grade children are constantly researching online.

  9. It is very important to read to your child every night

  10. Before they could read, I read to them every night from chapter books for 30 minutes, they both read very well now- and enjoy it!

  11. Encourage proper keyboarding techniques

  12. Patience and participation

  13. The best motivator is that he has 45 min. required reading from his teacher.

  14. It would be nice to have some reading reports, worksheets, assignment for my child to do – more work on reading comprehension would be nice

  15. My child reads at least 2 hours a day, he is a huge reader and loves it. I usually don’t need to encourage him.

  16. Spend time being a role model by reading yourself as well as to/with your child