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What are some ways to get your 2nd grader to read; seems mine doesn't want to be bothered with it.

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Asked by Mommameeah at 8:51 PM on Oct. 3, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Can your child read or having issues reading? If your child can read then let him/her find books that are about what they are interested in. If your child is having issues with reading then it is not fun and hard. So he/she needs helps so that it is not so hard and it can be fun

    Answer by KaraMia15 at 8:56 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Work it into your daily routine. Not all children are eager readers, but making it a healthy habit will give your child an advantage. Take advantage of library programs, and special reading night activities in your community if you have those activities. Introduce reading through games, newspapers and comics, and explore different books with your child. Don't hesitate to consult a reading professional if you think your child may have difficulties in reading so you can work out a plan to remove the fear and learn methods that will help your child enjoy reading.

    Answer by artC1s at 9:05 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Read with them and be consistent about spending time with them reading. And let them see you reading too.

    Answer by WomanWitty at 9:34 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Read with them , everyday - pick a book have them read two pages then you read two , keep taking turns until the book is finished .

    Answer by mamahol at 9:57 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Magic Tree House series are fun books for 2nd grade. Set aside time every day for you to read together. Check her comprehension so you know she is understanding what she is reading and will therefore enjoy it. Reading log is a good way for her to be excited by her progress and you could reward her after she has read so many hours or books. Most teachers have all children read for 15-30 min per night, if that doesn't happen in your child's classroom then you can set it up yourself. If you need help choosing books your public library will have a children's librarian that could help finding several books that the 2 of you decide on. If she enjoys the computer there are programs on the computer that she can take a test after she has finished the book. Maybe they have Accelerated Reader at her school. Reading is so important as the better reader they are the better student. Enjoy!

    Answer by Librarylady60 at 10:11 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • (I already answered this but my answer disappeared??) We have books in the van, took out DVD player except for long trips. Buy him books about things he likes & is interested in. We sometimes write stories where he is the main character. Some times I read a page/chapter then he does etc. I made him a comic book out of poster board & Sunday comics. I cut the poser board in 1/2 to fit the newspaper. punched 3 holes in the PB & in the Sunday comics (on the edge) put it all together so it opens like a book. used ribbon the tie it off and hold it together that way we can add more comics. The comics are short enough to hold his attention. (I did this starting in kindergarten but he still likes to read it and we have mad to make more CB) He also has 'fun pads' in the van that have games and puzzles, word searches etc You can also do maps for him where he has to read the instructions in order to find the surprise.


    Answer by justgrape723 at 9:46 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • bump and gl

    Answer by san78 at 11:51 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • make it a part of your day. plan for 15 to 30 minutes at the end of the day, it also helps to wind down the evening, set a timer and everyone reads. This really worked for us, when we had two small ones in school and one had to complete a readling log everynight. Good luck

    Answer by momofkorean3 at 11:55 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Have a family reading night! Choose a book you think the whole family would enjoy, then cuddle up on the couch for ten and fifteen minutes to see what happens next!

    Answer by duckigrrl at 11:56 AM on Oct. 4, 2010

  • Read together, from the child's book.
    Read together, each reading own book.
    Let the child see important adults in their life reading - newspapers, magazines, books, etc.
    Visit the library and choose books together.
    Discuss books, do crafts that have to do with the book, make posters about the book.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 2:44 PM on Oct. 4, 2010

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