The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama:
These days, there’s no shortage of distractions to keep our children occupied — video games, social media, TV, computers, smart phones, sports leagues, and on and on. However, with benefits like increased vocabulary, improved writing skills and creativity, it’s also important to make sure reading stays at the top of our kids’ activity schedule. As the saying goes, reading is fundamental!
One way to interest kids in reading is to encourage them to complete book reports, and this About My Book printable can get you started.
You can up the book report fun quotient by throwing in a few challenges. For example, have a competition to see who can complete the most reports. Another idea is to reward your kids with a special gift or treat after they complete a certain number of reports. You could even have themed-book report days based on your children’s interests or use the reports in conjunction with the summer reading program at your local library.
Whatever you do, keep them reading!
What other ways have you interested your children in books? Do you have trouble getting them to read?
|Kacey loves her kids to pieces and the many ways they’re refining her into a better person. She’s on a mission to inspire and encourage moms to take it to the next level. This die-hard Texas girl rarely meets a dessert she can refuse. You can find her at her blog, Next Level Mama, or tweeting away at @nextlevelmama.|