If you’re struggling to find books your kids will love to read, check out these great resources.
Read Kiddo Read! Author James Patterson hosts a website with great recommendations for children’s books. You can search age and genre to find the perfect picks for even your most timid readers: http://www.readkiddoread.com/home
Guys Read, Too! Here’s another one of my absolute favorite resource sites for books my son will like: http://www.guysread.com/ This site is geared for parents of boys who just can’t find anything they really want to read.
Or…They Listen! We all know some kids process auditory information better than visual. That’s one of the many reasons it helps children to hear us read aloud to them. But…even the best days don’t always allow as much time as we’d like to read aloud to our kids. That’s where this great site comes in: http://library.booksontape.com/guyslisten.cfm. Here, you can listen to a huge collection of online library audiobooks for free!
Try letting your reluctant reader listen along as s/he turns pages of the book you’ve actually checked out from you own local library. Don’t let this replace quality family storytime, but it’s a great reinforcement activity to build your kids’ interest in literacy.
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