During the summer, you might try to find ways to keep your children productive and busy. While you do not want to interrupt their well-deserved break, you also want to encourage skills they will need for their upcoming school year, such as reading. If you want your kids to keep reading throughout the season, consider following these tips.
Use Technology to Help You
The younger generations are more familiar with technology than before. Your kids may be more comfortable with a computer or a tablet than with a regular book. For more text-heavy books, you can try using an e-reader for e-books. These tablets allow the young ones to read a book from a screen and change pages or settings via simple touches. You can even modify elements like amount of lines per page and text size to make it easier for them to read.
Connect Books With Adaptations
Adaptations of books to other media such as movies, television series and video games are increasingly popular, especially when it comes to children’s material. There is a strong chance your children might have consumed them, such as the streaming series based on Daniel Handler‘s books. If they like certain adaptations, you can recommend them their book versions and tell them how they offer additional content featuring their favorite characters or stories.
Pick Age-Appropriate Books
Children may sometimes lose interest because they are reading books that are either too advanced or not sophisticated enough for them. For instance, the deadpan humor of author Daniel Handler‘s works may fly over the heads of very young readers. Make sure the books have the appropriate reading level. If you find it difficult to tell which books are right for your kids, talk to the local librarian or see if the e-reader divides book by age levels.
Reading is a wonderful skill to develop and an excellent way for your children to entertain themselves. Encourage their interest over the break with this advice.