I hope everyone is doing well ! Is anyone else on Spring break ? My kids are just finishing up their spring break, it seems like they enjoyed it even though we did not plan a trip or vacation. We still stayed busy and had a lot of fun. 😁
I wanted to come on and share more books that I have found for my youngest son ( he is 9 years old). His reading level has gone up significantly, so I am super proud of him & want to keep him interested and happy to read. I took him to pick out some newer books and also bought him some for Easter as a part of his Easter gift.
The Scary Stories to tell in the dark are a very old series from 1981; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLx Who else can remember these? I loved them growing up & was so excited to see it being created into a movie, it came out a few years ago and to tell you the truth I am super sad I still haven’t seen it!! Being a HUGE horror movie fan I’m super upset with myself, lol but this blog isn’t about that so lets move on… I bought these for my son since he asked for them for his birthday last year and he has finished two of them, so he only has the 3rd one to finish. They seemed scarier than I remember so I was a little scared he would have bad dreams, but he was fine and he really has enjoyed them so far.
He ended up picking out a few Who is? / What was? books ( I really love these books for kids ) he chose What is the Story of Frankenstein? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he personally didn’t like it as much as he thought he would, so I wouldn’t highly recommend that one, but I still wanted to share it. He really enjoyed the What is the Civil rights movement? book; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he is so interested in that era. He also has so many Martin Luther King books he likes history which is awesome👍🏽
I know it can be hard to get children to read, I try to have him read 20-30 minutes a day Monday to Thursday. Sometimes longer and sometimes an extra day it really depends, I always have him read out loud. I think its super important so that if there is a word he doesn’t understand I can explain it to him and help him sound it out or say it correctly. I don’t want him to just be reading but to also understand. Also try to ask them about what they read to make sure they are remembering what they are reading. I think once you have them on a schedule and keep going they get used to it & they end up liking it more especially if they are reading books that interest them.
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Comment below with any books your kids like to read.
So I would like to know .. do your kids read and like it ?! 🤔😂
I know some kids who love to read, some who struggle and some who honestly don’t like it. I believe that you have to really start reading to them at an early age & you have to stay consistent and keep them interested. Nowadays with social media and everything advancing a lot of us don’t pick up a book to read. It is so important and vital to our education, with reading comes comprehension and spelling… so the more you read the more you learn. I have always loved to read, but being so busy its hard for me to find the time, so I try to get audio books and listen on my downtime/me time.
My oldest ( now 16) I started reading to him when he was a baby and by 4 he memorized books and he was such a good reader! I think that really helped him as he didn’t really struggle with English, reading or comprehension. Now that he is in high school he reads if he has to for English class, but it isn’t his #1 thing to do, lol. I have to make him read and remind him of the benefits of reading. I bet I sound like a broken record! He was gifted a new book for Christmas, & I forgot the name of it, but I need to get him reading that book asap!
With my youngest son I also started reading to him young, but wasn’t as consistent as my older son so he has had some comprehension issues. I don’t think the COVID situation helped , I feel a lot of kids fell a bit behind with not being in school and the online learning was very difficult for the kids. He also is super active & has a lot of energy so he is more into other activities. He likes to read but at times he wants to read through everything so fast and when you ask him what he read he has no clue!! Lol, I am not sure if that is all kids, but I have to push him a bit and now we read together at nights. If I have things to get done around the house I have him read out loud to me and if he needs help with words he spells it or sounds it out to me.
I have a list of 5 books I wanted to share that my son loves ( I also enjoyed them too ) and has read over and over. I also provided the links all books are available on Amazon.com.
Salt in His Shoes – By: Deloris Jordan
E.T. – By: Melissa Mathison
God Gave Us Easter- By: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Who Is Michael Jordan? – By: Kristen Anderson
I Am George Washington- By: Brad Meltzer
I still want to purchase him a set of Who Is Books since he really likes those. I think they are very well written for kids & they give a lot of information on the topic. They have them on Amazon.com for purchase, if you haven’t heard of those or checked them out I suggest you do😉. If you have a son who loves basketball I highly recommend the Salt in His Shoes book he will really enjoy it !
Comment below with your kid’s book’s suggestions , I love to find new good reads for my boys.