Monthly Archives: January 2015

Nudges

January 29,2015

Want your children to put down the remote and pick up books? Here are some ideas:

  1. Create a special place just for reading. Pile pillows on the floor in the corner, provide good lighting and a pile of books.
  2. Let children stay up 15 minutes past bedtime if they spend that extra time reading or looking at books. Turn off the lights and provide a flashlight to make it extra fun.
  3. Talk to your child about a favorite book from your own childhood, then check that book out from the library. Odds are your endorsement will make the book more appealing.
  4. Download eBooks (or check them out from your library). Research shows that children prefer to read eBooks over printed ones.
  5. Store books where they are easy to find and reach. If possible, turn some books so their front covers are visible tempting children to read them.

Make books and reading a daily habit for children and you’ll set them on the road to becoming lifelong learners.