How to Motivate Your Little Reader

Sometimes, children can be reluctant to pull away from playing outside or watching their favorite show to sit down and read for any period of time. To help with that problem, we’ve assembled some tips on how to make reading – or story time – fun!

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  • Make time for reading.

If you work throughout the day, make sure that your child knows that story time is a time to bond with each other and make it memorable.

  • Set aside a regular read-aloud time with your children.

Maybe your story time is right after dinner, or before bed. Make reading time together a treat and weave it into your schedule.

  • Create a cozy reading nook for your child.

Build a forte, invite them into your bed or maybe have a special story time blanket that they can grab and get comfy for a new read.

  • Make sure the reading material isn’t beyond your child’s reading abilities.

Be aware of what reading and comprehension level your child is at and pick a read accordingly. This will help with keeping your child engaged.

  • Look for a variety of reading material.

Make sure to have a few books on hand for your child to pick from. Make getting a new book a treat rather than buying candy or a new toy for your child as a reward.

The story of two squirrels, brothers Morten and Gordon live on a farm and are loving it. Whether they are watching the farmer plant his crops or sampling them, they always seem to be living life to the fullest. One night, a storm comes and the brothers need to find shelter. Morten and Gordon scurry up to the farmer’s porch and seek refuge from the weather in his warm boots, staying safe and dry all night long.

With vibrantly colorful illustrations by Ann Pilicer, “Morten and Gordon” is sure to catch a child’s eye.


Grab a copy of “Morten and Gordon: Shelter from the Storm” on Kindle, Hardcover  here

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