We’ve been working hard on that one, beginning by reading them books — kids books or whatever we happened to be reading — from when they were babies. Then at least two picture books a night as toddlers. And now we have much-coveted reading time before bed every single night.
Five books that helped our kids get into reading
Filling in our kids’ “reading goals” calendar and securing the much-desired Book It! gift certificates to Pizza Hut has thankfully never been a problem around here.
So for National Young Readers Week, I took a look at five books that helped get our kids — avid reader Sammy, 7, and just-about-to-read-on-his-own Elliott, 5 — into reading.
This silly series of graphic novels has hooked our children. Sammy was given the first book as a gift by his cousins, and now we own copies of every single entry — 14 books and counting. The adventures of a bunch of “bad” animals — a wolf, a snake, a shark, a piranha and their friends — are funny and fairly easy to read.
World of Reading: Star Wars
Our kids love anything “Star Wars,” so this set of early readers books really hooked them. They went through several levels of the books, finding the fantastic illustrations pairing well with the simple sentences. Plus watching them try to pronounce Star Wars words such as Chewbacca, wookiee, stormtrooper, nerfherder and the like was a delight.