If parents want their kids to feel reading is special, they must treat it as a separate activity. The act of reading should be that it is important enough to turn off all electronics and pick up a book.
Make Family Resolutions
Use your imagination and create a day that revolves around your child’s favorite book.
Does your child love Harry Potter?
Look online for a Butterbeer recipe and some simple chemistry (potions) experiments.
Create A Reading Nook
March is often cold and rainy.
Let your kids create their own reading nook.
Use blankets and pillows to build their own comfy fort where they can settle down and read their favorite book.
Set A Good Example
Let your children see you reading.
Set aside a regular time.
Have books readily available at home and within easy reach.
Flexibility Is Key
School can be tiring.
If your child is too tired to read; let him listen to an audiobook.
Better yet, take the time to sit and read with him.
Look for pockets of time to read, such as the drive to school or waiting for karate class to start.
Reading Is Its Own Reward
Don’t reward reading time with extra screen time.
Reading should be its own reward.
Let your child pick out his own reading material.
If he chooses a book, write a special note on the inside cover.
Reading Is Reading
If your child prefers reading sports magazines instead of novels, it’s okay.
The point is that he found something he enjoys reading.