Any suggestion how to get a 7 yr old to like books instead of video games??
First of all I want to add he only is allowed to play his video game on the weekend, and only for a short time. HE LOVES Mario, and Sonic. Well his Daddy told him if he passed his CAT that he would get him a video game. I know he passed but we haven't gotten the results officially so I told my son he had to wait for those to come in. So today while shopping I went by the kids books and asked him if any looked cool. He picked one out. So I said good get it and we can read it a chapter at a time. (My reasoning is that he needs to continue reading while we are on break) Well as soon as I said he had to read it he put it back and said I would rather just get a game. WELL OF COARSE you would, but it aint happening. So I got him the book. My Hubby suggested getting him a game after each book he read. WELL THAT COULD GET EXPENSIVE! So then I thought about letting him play his game for like 15-30 min after each chapter he reads. But I really dislike the idea of his playing his game during the week. What would you do to keep him reading? Would you just force it? Would you allow him the game time in exchange for reading? Or do you have other suggestions?