Get Comfortable - Offer youth soft mats or pillows to sit on.
Give them blankets to snuggle up in on cold days, or sit near a
cool breeze when the weather is warm. Let them have a snack
or drink before you start.
Remove Distractions - Make your reading spot as quiet as
possible so your youngster can focus on the story. Turn off
the TV and computer......enjoy this time together.
Encourage Participation - Kids just may enjoy reading
more when they’re invited to join in. Let them take turns
choosing a book and turning the pages. If there’s repetition
in a story, challenge them to recite the key phrases with you.
Keep it Appropriate - If your kids have trouble following the
language or plot of a story, it may be too difficult for them.
Look for books that are closer to their reading levels.
Tip: Ask a librarian or your child’s teachers for suggestions.