It wasn’t too long ago that I was venting to you all that I didn’t think my kid would ever love reading. I have always had a great love for reading and for me, it seemed to come easy when I was a kid. Speed had never really shown any interest in reading and he would quickly become frustrated when we tried to encourage him to read more.
Well, it’s now been about six months or so and I am so happy to say that Speed (who will be 7 years old soon) now loves to read. Yesterday we sat down just before bed and he read (with complete confidence) an entire book to me — start to finish in French. It was amazing, so cool to watch and I was so proud of him. Not only that, but he was proud of himself, too.
I was so worried that it wouldn’t come to him and was hopeful that he would develop the love of reading that I’ve always had. I started to slowly change some things around here to see if I could gently mold him into a person who loves reading, and it seems to have worked.
Click through to read 7 ways we got our non-reader to love reading:
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