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"How to get your children in the habit of reading"

I know I'm not the only one who has had to deal with a child who doesn't want to read. Whether it's because they don't like reading, or haven't found their niche in the genre of books, there are many reasons why kids reject reading.  With all these distractions in today's society, it can be hard for parents to keep children engaged and involved in activities that will help them develop important skills early on. That is why I have compiled a list of ways you can get your children into reading! Whether you're looking for tips on how to find good books or ideas about what genres to explore, this article should provide some helpful information.

1. Read to your children every day

There are so many benefits to reading with your children. You can bond, have a conversation or just enjoy each other's company while you read a book together. Reading also helps children increase their vocabulary and comprehension skills which will help them in school and life later on. It can be tough to find the time every day to read with your child but it is worth it!

A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that children who are read to every day have greater language skills than their peers. This is because reading aloud increases vocabulary and comprehension, while also building memory skills. It is never too early to teach your child how to love reading! 

2. Have books in the house for them to read

n today's world, kids are reading less and less. It is important for parents to have books in the house so that their children can read something every day. In this blog post, we will go over why it is important to have books in the house and provide a few tips on how you can make sure your child reads everyday.     One of the best ways to get your kids excited about reading is by letting them choose their own book from a bookstore or library. You could also set up a shelf where they can put their favorite books when they finish one! The most important thing though, is ensuring that there are always plenty of new ones around when they want another one!

3. Have a reading corner with comfortable chairs, blankets, and pillows

Do you have a reading corner for your child? It may seem like an unimportant detail, but it is important to create a space where children can find peace and quiet. Do not underestimate the importance of this small addition to your home. Your child needs their own place where they feel comfortable enough to read, learn, and even daydream. Here are some tips on how you can make that happen:
-Find two chairs or sofas with cushions that are facing each other -Place them in an area where there is plenty of light coming from either natural or artificial sources (natural light will help set the mood for relaxing) -Choose one chair as your designated reading chair (don't forget about pillows!)

4. Create a list of favorite books that they can check off when they've finished reading it.

"One of the best ways to encourage reading is by making a list of your child's favorite books. This way, they can check off whether or not they have read it and you know what to buy them next." 

One of my favorite things to do with my kids is read. There's something about curling up on the couch and reading a book that has always been enjoyable for me. As an adult, I still love it but now I'm reading books that are more advanced because they're appropriate for adults. What we all need though is some down time and by down time I mean sitting in bed or on the couch, listening to music and trying to find a good book to read. So here's a list of ten books your kids might like:
-The Pigeon Wants A Puppy by Mo Willems -I Am The Best Artist In The World! By Jairo Buitrago -If You Give A Mouse

5. Keep track of their reading progress - ask them what they're currently reading and how far along they are on the book

Reading is a great activity for kids of all ages. It helps them develop vocabulary, improve their reading comprehension and it can even help with building strong relationships. Keeping track of what your kid is currently readin g will allow you to keep up with their progress and make sure they're reading age appropriate texts that are captivating enough to hold their attention. Here's 3 ways you can keep track:
a) Keep an eye on the bookshelf - look at the cover and see if it looks like something they would be interested in
b) Ask them about what they've been reading lately or ask them "What was the last book you read?" c) Check out which books are on their bedside table or bookmarking

6. Give them incentives for finishing each book by rewarding them with something special like an ice cream cone or time playing outside after school

The best way to encourage your kids to read is by rewarding them when they finish a book. This will make it more likely for them to do so and give you the opportunity to spend time with them, which can be hard these days. Here are several ways you can reward your kids for reading: 

-Buy their favorite food or treat

- Make a "treasure chest" full of fun things (like stickers, candy, etc) that they get one item from every time they finish reading a book-

Let them watch their favorite TV show or movie before bedtime

- Read books together and talk about what happened in each chapter

- Give out prizes like new toys or small cash rewards after finishing an entire series of books (think Harry Potter)

Conclusion paragraph:  The most important thing you can do to encourage your child’s love of reading is to create a nice atmosphere in their room. That means no clutter, plenty of light and window seats for both morning and evening hours. Get them into the habit by setting up daily or weekly routines that involve books and stories. Children need help getting started with this activity, so start small with just 5 minutes per day before bedtime. Once they get used to it, gradually increase the time spent on reading each night until they are spending 30-minute sessions every night before bedtime! You can also try out our Happy Drops product which will make any space smell like fresh flowers while helping children relax enough to settle down for story time at home