Interested in reading

Latasha - posted on 04/12/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have an 7 year old and she is really not getting used to the fact that she has to learn hoe to read. What can I do to get her more interested in reading more?

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/13/2010

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Try comic books. They have more pictures to follow along with and seem to keep little ones reading. It worked for me.

Catherine - posted on 04/12/2010

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get the books to the disney movies if she likes those. Read to her and make voices etc. get books with only a couple of small words on a page and have her read to you. Get the dolche sight list and teach her those words first so she'll recognize and know the words

Joni - posted on 04/12/2010

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Make sure she doesn't have any learning disabilities that are making it harder for her. And then be tricky... Get her to help you read maps, directions, road signs, the card you pick out for grandma's birthday, recipes... And get her books on topics that interest her. The No David books are hilarious and great for beginning readers. Make reading part of your nightly routine. Make a sticker chart and after she reads a certain amount, take her out for an ice cream or something. Also, keep track of some easy words that are hard for her now, and then show her how much easier they are in a month or six weeks because she practiced. Explain to her how much harder life is if she can't read. Whatever you do, don't give up. I work with 6th graders who read on a 2nd-3rd grade level. It doesn't get any easier if they don't get the basics!! Maybe think about hiring a cool teenager she admires to tutor her. Teens work cheap and my kid will run circles to please our teenage babysitter!! Good luck!

Rhonda - posted on 04/12/2010

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the books that have the buttons that make the nosies and the books with dvd's and even there are sites that read allowed to kids

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