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(4 Minute Read) Effortless Spark Your Kid's Love for Reading

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While I'm writing this, I'm also thinking about some future posts I have to edit in the next couple of days. If I'm honest, I'm kinda dreading it because there’s so much to read. 😭 I love writing and growing the company in other areas; however, reading is my sore spot."

Don’t worry, I'll keep pushing through. 😎 I've got my jazz music ready, clearing out distractions, and I'm gonna plow straight through it!

However, the luxuries that adults have with sitting down and reading are skills we build up over the years of life we've lived, unless procrastination kicks in. 😅 Compared to kids, though, they have so many years to catch up to us. Depending on their age, your kid may not yet be at the stage to acquire skills like vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and the different levels each encompasses."

I have a couple of real-life examples that you will be able to implement today. Personally, I don't like articles that just go over theories, so we're diving straight into the meat right after this lovely ad I have for you.

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I'm seeing more and more people argue about what’s best for a child's reading habits. Some say it should be the responsibility of the school system and that teachers should do all the work. Others suggest sending children to after-care programs or paying for a tutor. Then there are those who believe it’s entirely the parents' responsibility for their child's progress. Realistically, each kid is unique, and we should all be cautious before generalizing and missing the bigger point.

We have to figure out what best fits our family and not let the world bog us down or scare us into such worry that it paralyzes us. That's why I have these easy examples you can test and try to see what works best for your home and individual schedules.

Example #1: Let your kid read the ingredients while cooking. When I first heard this, it blew my mind 🤯 For real, do you know how awesome this is? I get to do the thing that is needed (cooking), connect with my kid, build more memories, and they are practicing reading outside of school without me forcing them.

Example #2: Read billboards and street signs everywhere you go. I remember being a young lad; my parents would ask me which street we passed, and sometimes I got annoyed. Now, I look back and am so thankful. I have a map in my head of the whole city, knowing all of the streets—not to toot my horn. I've got one more if your mind was blown like mine after this short break.

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Example #3: Have them read their homework out loud to you if you are helping them. Instead of just having your kids do it by themselves, they can read it to you while you are driving home, while you are cooking a meal (if you don’t need the instructions), or while you do a task that doesn’t take much brainpower, like folding clothes. It's a little multitasking so you can gauge how well they are doing or if they are struggling. Also, they won’t develop a dependency on you doing their homework. All you need to do is listen and ask questions if they get tripped up. Your kid is smart; sometimes, they just need a good question to guide them in the right direction.

Before you go and implement this today, just remember not to do this to make your kid meet a standard the schooling system says they should be at, or feel pressure to try to be a 'good parent' because that’s what society says. These are the times we never get back, so appreciate the moment and don’t worry about what society says. Connect with your child, and they will learn way quicker when you are there for them, not just for them to hit a grade.

Also, if you like this concept and want a part two, comment below and mention 'part 2' somewhere because I've got like five more examples I'd love to share. Just ran out of room for today!

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