wdbooks wrote:what has worked for us has been:
1) get rid of cable
2) movie/video game tie in books
3) leaving assorted books laying around that we hope the kids might like (this works because they get bored and then pick it up .. and shockingly decide they like it!)
I love this idea of leaving books laying around. You know, I come back from the library, biceps burning from carrying the books, then store them in the corner near the computer out of sight until I remember to pull one out - or when I have time to read to the kids. I'm going to put them on DISPLAY!! Local library eat your heart out!
My 3 kids are quite keen on reading to ME .. but I picked up a little novel from the kids section today that I thought my 7yo could try - although perhaps a little hard - and then decided that I would read it to them for a change. It's called 'Away with the Birds' by Errol Broome and it was shortlisted by The Children's Book Council of Australia (bronze sticker).
-- 25 Mar 2012, 21:39 --
meggsie wrote:My nine year old is a math and science freak but he doesn't like reading much fiction books. However non-fiction he is all over. I did have him read wizard of oz this year but he did that knowing if he finished it I would get him the movie for his birthday. He is now reading about amazing animals and shocked me the other night when he told me he wanted to read more than his needed 30 pages for the night before he went to sleep.... I say keep it interesting. Find what the kid is interested in and build off of that.
Meggsie - I'd ben keen to hear what books you've been getting him for 'non fiction'. My 7yo is a great reader but I'm struggling with finding him books of interest. He enjoys the Zac Power and Boy vs Beast, Pokemon but nothing else is gripping him. His teacher suggested some non-fiction so I'm a bit of a novice in picking something in this area.