How to Get Your Kids to Read July 3, 2013 By Bekki 3 Comments This content may contain affiliate links.How to Get Your Kids to Read is a post from Bekki @ A Better Way to Homeschool where we learn to train our children to become lifelong learners. If you have enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Bekki on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+! I make my kids read. There. I admit it. This summer has been a bit different though. Since I have to be off my feet for the summer, I am personally reading. A lot. The side effect has been that I am watching my boys grab books to read without being told. Apparently the example of me reading has had an impact. How to Get Your Kids to Read: Read aloud to them. Find some cliffhanging adventures, mysterious mysteries, fantastic fantasies, or stupendous science fiction stories and purpose to read every day. I read to my boys at breakfast because I find my day slips away from me. Oh. I almost forgot… Always leave them hanging when at all humanly possible. Find a Book Mentor I lost the ability to find great books for my older kids to read when my oldest passed the 500 words per minute mark. I needed help and I needed it fast. I took him to the local librarian (whom I trusted) and had him ask her for book recommendations. Perfect. Then I got my hands on resource books, like Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt (affiliate link below) and the Sonlight Curriculum Catalogue and used their recommendations. Then I asked my literary friends. That’s it. I am positive that there many be more suggestions like create a reading fort out of sheets and blankets, pop up the camping tent in the yard and fill it with books and bean bags, build an amazing ship in the back by the trees with its own book shelf, or enter a book reading contest and offer a sweet reward but that’s all I’m sharing today. Set a time, grab some books and make them read. Need Book Recommendations? Here are two great resources! Honey for a Child’s Heart Sonlight (click on the appropriate age level when you get there!) Preview of the Heart of Homeschooling God’s Way Master Class. We need to STOP measuring success by grades, achievements, awards, and worksheets.