It is really easy to help your children to reach academic goals through recreational reading. On these pages are some age specific strategies that you can use when reading to your little ones, or can use to encourage older children to develop their skills as readers and learners. All these activities are linked to early learning and national curriculum goals, but are designed, particularly for younger children, to feel like play, rather than formalised educational activities.
I whole-heartedly believe that it is not possible to ‘not like reading’; it is, sadly, very possible to have had negative experiences or feelings around reading. We supply a range of books that are specifically aimed at reluctant readers so please take a look in our online store or visit us at 588 Bearwood Road. If you are struggling to get your child to pick up a book, consider all of their other interests to help you to find something that will inspire them; non-fiction, graphic novels and magazines can all be effective ways to encourage a child who says that they do not want to read.
Children and young people’s enjoyment of reading is in decline, and only around a quarter read every day. Yet reading for pleasure is one of the most easily accessible ways to improve health, well-being and future success.