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12/13/2017
If your child isn't an avid reader, use this holiday season to encourage them to read more. For a few tips on how you can make this happen, read this post by The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI.

How to Encourage Your Child to Read Over Winter Break

A child who reads is one that will have a lot more tools to go through life successfully (from a wider vocabulary to better communication skills to a more educated understanding of the world). However, for your child to reap these benefits, they first need to be an avid reader. If your child isn't one, but you would like to help them become one this holiday season, read the post below to find tips on the matter.

Call The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI at (734) 785-8430 to learn more about their academic programs or to enroll your child in one-to-one reading tutoring in Southgate MI.

Let Them Choose Stories Related to the Season

You can begin by letting your child choose a book or story that they want to read. The ability to choose and the independence that comes with it will make them feel capable and in control. Moreover, they can pick a book that speaks to their interests, making it more likely that they'll be willing to read it, and that they'll enjoy it. Plus, it's a good idea to provide a few options for stories related to the season. For example, something about Frosty The Snowman, or about a boy their age during Hanukkah, will help them relate to what they're reading, which can also keep them enthralled by the story.

Read With Your Child Regularly

It's highly likely that you'll have more free time during the holiday season as well, so why not use it to read with your child? Reading to each other every night can bring with it a few benefits. For example, your child will be more open to the idea of spending some time reading, which will help them create a reading habit. Furthermore, if you're there, you can answer any questions they may have about the reading material, which can help them develop their reading comprehension skills. Lastly, when you read with your child, you bond with them and build a closer relationship which can, in turn, allow them to establish healthier relationships with other people later on in life.

If your child could use some assistance to sharpen their reading comprehension skills, call The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI at (734) 785-8430 to enroll them in one-to-one tutoring sessions in Southgate MI.

Create the Right Ambiance for Reading

The environment around your child when they read can seriously affect their understanding of a text and their enjoyment of the activity. For that reason, it is important to create the right ambiance for reading. Luckily, the winter months can help you in this respect, since the cold weather will help you create a cozy atmosphere that's conducive to reading. To that end, you first need to make sure that the room where they read is distraction-free, has enough light, and is equipped with comfortable/suitable furniture for your child. After that, you can make the reading conditions even more enticing: add some fluffy pillows and warm blankets on the couch where your child will read, light up the fireplace, and even give them a cup of hot cocoa so they have a chance to relax and enjoy themselves as they go through their book.

Go to the Library Every so Often

Once again, you can make use of your free time over the holiday season to encourage your child to become an avid reader. In this instance, we recommend that you visit the library a few times over the winter break. Believe it or not, visiting the library and checking out books can actually excite your child since they'll understand how important information, stories, and history are. All of this can get them more eager to submerge their nose in a book and begin learning more and more.

Give Books as Gifts

Last but not least, you should consider giving your child books as gifts. When you're younger, everything you get over the holidays has a special meaning, so gifting your child some reading material may help them perceive books in a new light. Furthermore, if they think Santa Claus brought them a book, they will be extra excited to learn why Santa gave them that, and they'll be enthusiastic about making the most out of this unique present.

Remember that The Tutoring Center, Southgate MI can help your child strengthen their academic skills. Call (734) 785-8430 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment.

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