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  • Reply Molly December 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Great ideas!!

  • Reply Holly Bird December 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Great tips!! Reading can be difficult for many reasons my daughter was dyslexic..took us awhile to figure it out!

    • Reply TONYA December 6, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      That’s got to be tough. ☹️☹️

  • Reply Leah Mullins December 6, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    My kids are entering their teen years and they always hated reading as children, which was heartbreaking for me because I’m obsessed with books. But I’ve noticed that if I give them some freedom to read stuff I wouldn’t necessarily enjoy (graphic novels, comics, etc.), it helps them to get more into the idea of reading. They also love books that blockbuster movies are based off of and I figure, “Better for them to read the book after because they love the movie than to never read at all”. Still can’t get them to read Harry Potter, though. Man, they are missing out!

    • Reply TONYA December 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Oh bummer! The Harry Potter books are still my favorites!

  • Reply Shelly Bergman December 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I really don’t know if anything would help my son love to read LOL. Great points.

    • Reply TONYA December 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Lol! Some kids just aren’t into it I suppose. 😊

  • Reply Jocelyn December 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Great post! I have one kid who loves reading and books and the other isn’t as into it. I had never thought of some of these points as being a reason why possibly. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Nikki December 6, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Reading is such an important skill and the love of reading is developed most of the time as a child – so really great article and some of the reasons kids may not want to read.

  • Reply Chantelle Jeffers December 7, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Great tips, I think I had too many books as it became overwhelming for one of my daughters to pick anything at times. Every child is different so some tips may work while others may work for another child but not yours. luckily we found the ways that worked for us and my children do still read not as much as I’d like but i appreciate the small wins x

  • Reply Nicki December 7, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Great article. Thankfully my daughter LOVES to read. Good to keep in mind if things change though.

  • Reply Tricia Snow December 7, 2018 at 10:19 am

    This is really well thought out and written. I love these tips. It is so important to make reading a fun activity!

  • Reply Laura December 7, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Great Thoughts and ideas!

  • Reply Lauri December 7, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  • Reply Laura December 7, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Wish my parents had read your post! Good thing I still love reading! Thanks for sharing this! Great post!

  • Reply Kristen December 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Great post! I love how you connect each issue with potential solutions. Very helpful.

  • Reply Michele Vadnais December 8, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Luckily my kids loved to read from a young age (they still do!), so we didn’t encounter this problem. But I love your list of ways to help those who do!

  • Reply Rosanna December 8, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Great tips! Reading is important! My daughter did not like reading very much when she was young. But as she got older she loved it more and more.

  • Reply Katie Mitchell December 8, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Great tips! I always loved reading when I was a kid. It will be interesting to see what my future children will be like!

  • Reply Mary December 9, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I’m a teacher, and I think this is a great list! Lots of good stuff here.

  • Reply Dennis December 10, 2018 at 6:45 am

    These are fantastic suggestions! It’s so important. If they don’t like doing it, they won’t do it!

  • Reply Katie December 11, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for the reminder that kids need to connect to the story and that discussion about what they read can help them enjoy it all more!

  • Reply T.M. Brown December 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    We were fortunate ~ our boys have loved to read from the get-go. However, I love how you broke down the problem / solution.

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