Encourage your child to be positive about reading

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To truly raise a reader, you must first support a child’s love of reading. Here’s how to encourage a positive association with reading — something that’ll set your child up for success in the long-term.

Here are more ways to grow your child’s love of reading this school year.

Family read-aloud picks

You may be excited to share your favorite chapter books from childhood with your growing reader.

This certainly has its benefits: Reading chapter books to your child exposes them to more complex storytelling and helps to develop inferential reading skills. Here’s when to start reading chapter books to your child.

Find books at the right level

Some kids don’t naturally pick up a book on their own — until they find the right one. Discover the best books for striving readers in grades 1-2, which feature high-action, engaging plotlines.

Older children can also benefit from guidance in finding the right books to strengthen their love of reading. Shop the best books for striving readers in grades 


Back to school

To set your child up for homework success, keep in mind these things to do before reading (and any other) homework.

Meanwhile, help your child grow their reading skills with titles from this list of expert-approved books for beginning readers.

Well-being book recommendations

Ages 3-5

As your child begins school and adjusts to their new learning environment, they will sometimes goof up. Help them to not be so hard on themselves with the best books about making mistakes.

Ages 6-7

Your child will inevitably encounter many situations inside and outside of school where they will feel less confident than usual. Books can help them navigate these moments! Shop these confidence-boosting books for young readers.

Ages 8+

Growing up can be challenging in many ways. Find out how relatable book characters like Natalie in Maria Scrivan’s best-selling coming-of-age series, Definitely Nat, can boost your child’s self-esteem and confidence.

Courtesy of Scholastic Parents