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5 Steps to Create Young Readers

I’ve written a whole book about helping children to read. More than just getting them to read, though, the idea is to help them to enjoy reading. The basics of this article are taken from that book and you may find that they apply more widely than to children alone.

1. Keep Calm

Children move at different paces and shift gears all the time. One child may have a natural proclivity for music for a few weeks and then lose interest; another may avidly grab for books for months, and then take up painting and put them all aside for a while. Think of a child’s interest as a wide-beam spotlight, constantly sweeping across its environment, seeking out new adventures. For a while it might linger on one point of the la