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Not much of a bookworm? How to instill a love of reading in your child

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My third-grade daughter absolutely hates reading. Getting her to sit down and do her 30 minutes of required school reading is a struggle every night. Is there anything I can do to instill a love of reading in my daughter?

It only takes one! This statement is true about many things in life, and it applies to reading as well. Once your daughter reads a book that she absolutely loves, her perception of reading will change for the better.

In order to help your daughter find “the one,” bring her to your local library or bookstore. Having her pick out the books she is reading will give her a feeling of ownership and make reading feel like less of an assignment. Librarians are a great resource, and they can sit with your daughter and talk to her about her interests to help her pick out the right book for her.

Exposing her to different genres of books could help, too. Many times young children are reading a lot of fiction, when non-fiction may be more exciting to them. It may take some time to find a book that your daughter really loves. Reading books aloud to her can help to get her to be open to the story being told so that she is able to find her “one.”

Updated 2:31 pm, August 27, 2018
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