One of the goals of my blog is to try to do my part in assisting parents and guardians with being able to raise their children to be readers, whether it be through book reviews or sharing my parenting stories. I know that one thing that can be a road block is time, or a lack thereof, especially as children get older and more involved in activities.
One of my go-to websites for book ideas and strategies is readbrightly.com. And even though my blog doesn’t mention teen readers often because my kids aren’t that old yet, I recognize how it is important to keep them motivated to read and so does Brightly. So I thought I’d share a recent article I read from their website with some great ideas for raising readers with busy schedules.
Expert Tips for Keeping Busy Kids Connected to Books
As I mentioned in my last post, I understand that these days children can be a little less patient that we *think* we were as kids. So, although I think there are few things better than cuddling up with my kids at the end of the day and reading a book, I get that that may not be ideal for all children.
Luckily, I found this great article from Brightly that gives lots (13 to be exact) of other options when it comes to finding ways to keep kids reading, especially those that don’t want to (or can’t) sit still. I know that at least 4 of the 13 ideas happen regularly in our house, including “Potty Pages”.
You can find the article by Melissa Taylor for Brightly here.