How to Make Reading Fun for your ChildNovember 16, 2018
This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Kabook!. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own. #MyKabook
It is well established that a child’s reading skills are linked to their success in school. A child who reads often will have improved communication & language skills compared to a child who reads less often. How do you make reading fun? Today I’ll share some of my best tips… from choosing the right books (like Kabook!) to acting out the stories and more.
1. Read aloud!
The simple act of reading out loud can make story time more fun. Whether your child is just learning to read or is a seasoned reader, encourage them to read aloud to you. This will make story time more interactive and facilitate an educational conversation about the story.
2. Choose the right books!
Choosing the right books is essential to encourage a child to be motivated to read. With Kabook!, you can actually make your child the star of the story! It’s possible to create completely customized books using your child’s picture and personalized text inputs.
It’s so simple to get started, too. Simply choose one of the children’s books available (The List, Wanted, We Hope You Remember, Hornswoggled!). Then add pictures of your child and answer some simple questions about your child’s preferences (favorite food, favorite color, etc) – you can even use your phone’s photo library for this step. Finally, order the book and wait for your masterpiece to arrive. See the photo of Sophia in the book? It features a filter that makes it blend right in to the rest of the book! How awesome is that?!
Kids love to see their photo and details about their lives in print so these Kabook! stories are truly motivational!
The book we received is called Wanted. It takes place in a magical kingdom filled with frogs and only one child (yours!) can help save the day. For this story, all you need to provide is one photo and some personalized answers (favorite food, favorite song, etc.) These will then be incorporated into the story to make sure the right child is found! It’s a really cute story and Sophia absolutely loves reading it!
With Kabook!, it’s possible to create customized, one-of-a-kind books that star your own child. There are different titles intended for different ages of children. Want to learn more about Kabook!? Watch this video below:
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3. Act out the story!
Have you ever acted out a story? Whether you’re reading to your child or he/she is reading to you, encourage some fun by acting out the dialogue. The story will feel more like play time and less like homework. My daughters always love getting dramatic with the story’s dialogue!
4. Create a reading space!
I have always tried to create a dedicated space for my kids to do their homework and reading. I find that if the space is inspiring, kids will be more likely to dive into the work and get it done. A simple desk decorated with a child’s favorite things would suffice. Another option would be a tent filled with comfy pillows & throws. Any space that’s devoted to reading would work.
5. Use incentives!
Another solution for encouraging kids to do their reading is to include incentives. For example, if your child gets all her reading done for the full week, she might get a reward, like a trip to the playground or a favorite candy.
Don’t forget to learn more about Kabook! for your child this holiday season. How do you make reading fun for your kids?