6 Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers

From the time our children are born—and often even before that—we parents are reminded again and again of the importance of reading to our kids. We take this to heart, building a strong foundation for literacy by reading to our little ones and making sure they have books available to look at and chew on.

Eventually, though, we expect to pass the baton to them. We want our kids to love reading. We want them to get excited about books and to read for pleasure. And when this doesn't happen, we worry.

Not all kids fall into reading easily. Some kids struggle with letters or sounds and others have a hard time getting into or understanding the story. Summer is a great time to take the pressure off of your struggling reader and help them learn to love books.

About the Author

Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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