30 ways to encourage a love of reading.

  1. RGirl reading book on busead a favourite story.
  2. Take turns reading and listening.
  3. Point at the words when you read.
  4. Talk about the favourite parts of the story.
  5. Have fun picking out the words.
  6. Look at the pictures and move to the next page when you want.
  7. Read several stories every day.
  8. Get older children to read to younger children
  9. Look for things your children likes.
  10. Read all sorts of things; comics, magazines, leaflets.
  11. Find words in menus, food labels, road signs.
  12. Read for a purpose; follow instructions or recipes.
  13. Teach children rhymes and songs.
  14. Read a joke in a joke book.
  15. Read the instructions to play a game.
  16. Read poetry and other writing styles.
  17. Mother reading to child on book busAdd dance moves and hand gestures.
  18. Support reading and writing through play.
  19. After a day out write a story.
  20. Put on a show.
  21. Find a comfortable place to sit and read.
  22. Store books on a special shelf or in a special box..
  23. Set aside a special time each day to enjoy books.
  24. Read together or separately.
  25. Turn off the T.V. and read quietly.
  26. Use a book mark to come back and continue another time.
  27. If you don’t like a book try another.
  28. Visit a place of interest.
  29. Visit a library.
  30. Look at books in a bookshop.

I am sure you can think of lots of other things too!

 Man reading book to boy

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