5 ways to boost kid’s love of reading

November 08, 2018
  • Start small
    1 / 5 Start small

    It should be something they can digest easily. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading a preschool-level book to your Primary 1 child – the aim is to get them accustomed to the words and sentence structure.

    Related: 10 ways to help your kid get more out of reading

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  • Read for pleasure
    2 / 5 Read for pleasure

    Let your child choose what they want to read – genre, age group, and yes, even comics. Nudge their choices a little along the way, but don’t push them to read books you think will benefit their studies. That’s the fastest way to make them lose interest.

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  • Be invested
    3 / 5 Be invested

    Set aside time to read to, or with, your child every night. Even if you’ve stopped reading aloud to them, your child will appreciate you sitting with them with your own book instead of watching TV or using your mobile phone.

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  • Hold discussions
    4 / 5 Hold discussions

    People who love reading usually enjoy talking about their books. Read the books your children read so you can discuss the plots and characters with them. You may even find openings to impart life lessons to them along the way.

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  • Make it your habit too
    5 / 5 Make it your habit too

    If you reach for a book before bedtime, during your downtime or when you’re on holiday, it is likely your child will do the same.

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