So I would like to know .. do your kids read and like it ?! 🤔😂
I know some kids who love to read, some who struggle and some who honestly don’t like it. I believe that you have to really start reading to them at an early age & you have to stay consistent and keep them interested. Nowadays with social media and everything advancing a lot of us don’t pick up a book to read. It is so important and vital to our education, with reading comes comprehension and spelling… so the more you read the more you learn. I have always loved to read, but being so busy its hard for me to find the time, so I try to get audio books and listen on my downtime/me time.
My oldest ( now 16) I started reading to him when he was a baby and by 4 he memorized books and he was such a good reader! I think that really helped him as he didn’t really struggle with English, reading or comprehension. Now that he is in high school he reads if he has to for English class, but it isn’t his #1 thing to do, lol. I have to make him read and remind him of the benefits of reading. I bet I sound like a broken record! He was gifted a new book for Christmas, & I forgot the name of it, but I need to get him reading that book asap!
With my youngest son I also started reading to him young, but wasn’t as consistent as my older son so he has had some comprehension issues. I don’t think the COVID situation helped , I feel a lot of kids fell a bit behind with not being in school and the online learning was very difficult for the kids. He also is super active & has a lot of energy so he is more into other activities. He likes to read but at times he wants to read through everything so fast and when you ask him what he read he has no clue!! Lol, I am not sure if that is all kids, but I have to push him a bit and now we read together at nights. If I have things to get done around the house I have him read out loud to me and if he needs help with words he spells it or sounds it out to me.
I have a list of 5 books I wanted to share that my son loves ( I also enjoyed them too ) and has read over and over. I also provided the links all books are available on Amazon.com.
- Salt in His Shoes – By: Deloris Jordan
- E.T. – By: Melissa Mathison
- God Gave Us Easter- By: Lisa Tawn Bergren
- Who Is Michael Jordan? – By: Kristen Anderson
- I Am George Washington- By: Brad Meltzer
I still want to purchase him a set of Who Is Books since he really likes those. I think they are very well written for kids & they give a lot of information on the topic. They have them on Amazon.com for purchase, if you haven’t heard of those or checked them out I suggest you do😉. If you have a son who loves basketball I highly recommend the Salt in His Shoes book he will really enjoy it !
Comment below with your kid’s book’s suggestions , I love to find new good reads for my boys.