How Can I Inspire My Child to Read for Enjoyment?

How Can I Inspire My Child to Read for Enjoyment?

The Keys to Becoming a Lifelong Reader: Reading for Fun

Becoming a reader has the power to transform kids into more engaged students and well-rounded individuals. Readers develop a profound sense of imagination and curiosity about the world. They look to books as an essential source of knowledge and inspiration.

That’s what motivates avid readers to finish a lot of great books – and to always be searching for the next one. They enjoy the thrill of discovering something new, expanding their horizons, or simply getting lost in a wonderful story.

To put it simply, they like reading, so they want to do it more.

What Does the Habit of Reading for Pleasure Look Like?

All enthusiastic readers love great books, but what they choose to read for fun can differ.

Some get hooked on a particular series or author’s work. Reading every book in a series allows them to get fully absorbed in a fictional world. They learn to follow plot and character development across multiple books and, consequently, develop their comprehension, concentration, and imagination.

Avid readers enjoy the thrill of discovering something new, expanding their horizons, or simply getting lost in a wonderful story.

Other readers may have an affinity for a certain genre, reading similar books by different authors. These readers deepen their understanding of a specific topic or style.

Still others crave variety and read anything and everything they can get their hands on. They build an expansive vocabulary and breadth of knowledge that can help them succeed throughout their lives.

What do the many types of regular readers have in common? They are constantly giving themselves chances to grow and improve, both academically and personally, no matter which direction their reading takes them.

A Positive Cycle That Encourages More Reading

When kids discover that they like books, they naturally choose to read for enjoyment. By reading a lot, they build additional skills and keep evolving as readers. With the ability to read harder and harder books, their confidence and enthusiasm continues to grow, which inspires them to want to read even more.

Before you know it, these children get into a positive cycle that strengthens and deepens their skills, confidence, and love of reading. They become readers for life.

Our programs give kids of all ages the skills and confidence they need to read and enjoy outstanding, grade-appropriate books.

Every program features live instruction from a knowledgeable, encouraging teacher and lots of opportunities to build new skills. Between classes, interactive online lessons reinforce and enrich what students have learned.

Early Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in October.

Late Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in Late October & November.

How Can I Boost My Child’s Confidence and Motivation?

How Can I Boost My Child’s Confidence and Motivation?

The Keys to Becoming a Lifelong Reader: Confidence

Becoming a reader is hard work. Faced with a new book or reading assignment, confident readers say to themselves, “I can do this.” Enthusiastic readers take it a step further and say, “I am excited to do this!” Put the two together and the result is the ability and willingness to succeed with any reading challenge.

The Confidence to Keep Growing as a Reader

When strong, motivated readers finish a book, they have a sense of accomplishment. They are already looking forward to the next book on their list. They expect that, like this last book, the next one they plan to read will give them an informative, engaging, or even thrilling experience. This positive attitude inspires them to read more and more.

To get to a place of confidence and enthusiasm about reading, children don’t just need to learn new skills. They also need an encouraging learning environment where they can practice skills in wonderful, age-appropriate books and have great reading experiences.

Kids can find this kind of support by enrolling in reading classes led by trusted instructors, by participating in book clubs, or even by talking about great books with close friends and family members. The idea is to make reading wonderful books feel productive and enjoyable.

To get to a place of confidence and enthusiasm about reading, children don’t just need to learn new skills. They also need an encouraging learning environment where they can have great reading experiences.

A Positive Cycle for Developing Confidence

When kids gain enough confidence, they are motivated to read more for enjoyment. They discover that they really like books! By reading more, they allow themselves to build additional skills and keep evolving as readers. With the ability to read harder and harder books, their confidence and enthusiasm only continues to grow.

Before you know it, these children get into a positive cycle that strengthens and deepens their skills, confidence, and love of reading. They become readers for life.

Our programs give kids of all ages the positive reading experiences they need to grow into lifelong readers.

Every program features live instruction from a knowledgeable, encouraging teacher and lots of opportunities to build skills in outstanding, grade-appropriate books. Between classes, interactive online lessons reinforce and enrich what students have learned.

Early Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in October.

Late Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in Late October & November.

How Can I Strengthen My Child’s Reading Skills?

How Can I Strengthen My Child’s Reading Skills?

The Keys to Becoming a Lifelong Reader: Skills

Becoming a reader is a developmental journey. At each stage of this journey, kids face different challenges. To make progress with reading, they have to learn and master the right skills before they can move on to succeed with even more difficult texts.

The Reading Skills All Students Need to Learn

What are some of the skills that students develop on the path to becoming successful readers?

For beginning readers, learning phonics skills and strategies for decoding words is essential. As 2nd and 3rd graders master these decoding skills, they can start to build fluency, and their reading becomes smoother and more natural.

Kids have to learn and master the right skills before they can move on to succeed with even more difficult texts.

In 4th grade and beyond, students are expected to be able to read in order to learn new information. They have to develop strong comprehension and a robust vocabulary to get as much as they can out of everything they read. Middle and high schoolers then develop new analytical skills that help them think critically about the more complex fiction, nonfiction, textbooks they encounter as they advance through school.

As these examples show, the reading skills kids need build steadily upon one another, year after year.

Students who don’t get a solid foundation in the right reading skills for each grade can struggle, become discouraged, and fall behind. Contrast this to kids who consistently learn, practice, and master the skills to succeed with all of their reading assignments. Repeated success increases their confidence and helps them approach reading with greater motivation and excitement. Their eagerness to read and learn continues to grow.

A Positive Cycle for Building Reading Skills

Mastering the right skills gives kids the tools they need to have positive experiences while reading great books. As they discover that they like books, they naturally choose to read more for enjoyment. By reading more, they give themselves many opportunities to learn new skills and keep growing as readers.

Before you know it, these children get into a positive cycle that strengthens and deepens their skills, confidence, and love of reading. They become readers for life.

Our programs give kids of all ages the skills they need to grow into lifelong readers.

Every program features live instruction from a knowledgeable, encouraging teacher and lots of opportunities to practice new skills in grade-appropriate books. Between classes, interactive online lessons reinforce and enrich what students have learned.

Early Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in October.

Late Fall Session

Available After-School or Weekends Starting in Late October & November.