Raise a Reader: 25 Effective Ways to Get Kids Reading by Lisa Dalesandro
I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. My son Cory started reading in kindergarten and has been reading everything he could get his hands on since. My daughter, on the other hand, doesn't like to read. That concept is so foreign to my brain that I had no idea what to do or how to get her to read, and to enjoy reading.
I tried finding her books she would enjoy, books about things she was interested in, etc. Most of the time it was just a waste of my time. There have been a few books she's read over the years - The Harry Potter books, James Patterson's Alex Cross books, and the Twilight series - but most of the time she just doesn't read.
Could I have done anything to change that? I really don't know, but if you've got a little one who doesn't seem to enjoy reading, grab this Kindle version of Raise a Reader: 25 Effective Ways to Get Kids Reading, and maybe you can turn that around. The author also had a daughter who didn't like to read, and it sounds like she found the solution, and it "turned out to be much simpler than summer school, expensive tutors and boring workbooks."
I wonder if it's too late to try these on Beth?