In today’s digital age, getting can be a challenge. With so many distractions competing for their attention, it’s essential to make reading an enjoyable and engaging experience for children. We compiled a list of useful methods to ignite their interest in reading and improve their reading skills

Create a Designated Space for Reading – Design a cozy reading nook. Fill it with comfy cushions, soft blankets, and a collection of age-appropriate books. Encourage kids to visit this special space when they want to read. Having a designated reading spot can make the act of reading feel more inviting and enjoyable.

Make It a Family Affair – Set aside time when everyone participates. Each family member takes turns reading aloud; sharing stories not only makes reading more fun but also strengthens family bonds.

Choose Age-Appropriate Books – Select books that are suitable for your age and reading level. If a book is too challenging, it can become frustrating, while a book that is too easy may not hold a child’s interest. Libraries and bookstores have experts who can help you find the perfect book for every child’s developmental stage.

Explore Different Genres – Introduce kids to a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, mystery, and more. By exploring different types of stories, children can discover their preferences and develop a broader appreciation for reading.

Interactive Reading – Engage kids by asking questions, making predictions, and discussing the characters and plot. Encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings about the book; this makes reading interactive while enhancing comprehension.

Visit the Library – Take trips to the library as an outing. Libraries often host storytelling sessions, book clubs, and other reading-related activities for children. Let kids choose their books, fostering a sense of ownership and excitement about their reading materials.

Set Reading Goals – Encourage kids to set achievable reading goals, such as reading a certain number of pages or finishing a book within a specific timeframe. Reward their accomplishments with small incentives like stickers, bookmarks, or a special outing.

Create a Reading Challenge – Turn reading into a friendly competition. Create a reading challenge with a list of books to read within a given period. You can even create a “Reading Bingo” card with different genres or book-related tasks. Kids can check off the items as they complete them and earn rewards for reaching milestones.

Book-themed Activities – Extend the reading experience by incorporating book-related activities. For instance, if you’re reading a book about animals, plan a trip to the zoo. If the story involves baking, for example, a cake, then actually bake the cake together using the same recipe. These hands-on experiences make the stories come to life and deepen children’s connection to the text.

Making reading fun for kids is all about nurturing their imagination and curiosity. By creating an inviting reading environment, offering a variety of books, and engaging in interactive reading activities, you can help children develop a lifelong love for reading. Remember, every child is unique, so be flexible and adapt your approach accordingly. With patience and creativity, you can make reading delightful and enriching.

At The Elevon, we utilize a combination of reading, exercise, learning, and downtime with our students, helping them flourish and preparing them for their future academic success. If you have questions about The Elevon’s child care programs, we are happy to discuss how we work to ensure your child succeeds. Please feel free to reach out to us at 443.274.2097 or email us at