Last updated on Jun 22nd, 2021 at 01:03 pm

Make a reading box

Make or buy a box that is large enough to hold a good quantity of reading material. If you are making one, get your child involved as much as possible. Let them assist you in choosing supplies and decorating the box. This will make them feel a part of the process and may increase their enthusiasm about using it when they are looking for something to do.

Location

Place the box in a location that is easy for your child to reach, for example in a corner of his room or on a low shelf if you have a study room in your home.

Contents

Your reading box can contain story books, newspaper articles, magazine cuttings etc., that are suited to your child’s age and level of reading. Be sure to offer him or her a small variety from which to choose so that reading does not become a monotonous task that will soon be avoided.

Reading time

If your child follows a routine, you can incorporate ‘reading time’ into his daily list of tasks. Remember not to keep this time too lengthy, especially if your child does not seem to show an initial keen interest in reading. Increase this time gradually as he or she is beginning to enjoy the experience.

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