Reading is an essential skill that any kid should improve with their age. However, some kids don’t show much interest for reading. There are some kids who love reading books, but their reading skills may not be up to the required standard considering their age. If you worry about your kid’s reading level and skills or if you want to know how to improve the reading level of your child without disturbing his interest to reading, here are some of the best tips to follow.
1. Find the reading level of your child
Fluency in reading will improve with practice. However, to improve their reading level, you need to know the ‘just right level’ of the kid. When you know the right reading level, it is easy to surround the child with relevant books that are of his interest.
To find the reading level of your kid, you can assess his or her reading skills using online tests. You can also check with his teacher to get some idea of his reading level.
2. Find books that appropriate to kid’s reading level
When you look for new reading books for your kid, it is easy to choose books when you know his reading level. There are reading books available as series for kids from different levels. Be it level 1, level 2 or even a higher level, you can surround your kid with relevant books to improve his or her interest to reading.
Instead of surrounding him with books of same topics again and again, try to find different books which help kids to improve their reading abilities. There are Kids Book Clubs, which you can find many book suggestions that make it easier to find suitable books for the right reading level.When you surround your kid with different topics and different subjects,he or she will sure improve their interest and as a result the skills of reading.
3. Read daily with your kid
If your kid is still young and need your help to read, you can read with him daily. Otherwise, allow him to read alone, but you can also read your books making it an example. Joining to a library is one of the best ways to encourage kid’s interest to reading. You can also create a mini library at home with a reading corner to make reading time interesting.
When you follow such tips, your kid will be interested in reading and gradually he will improve his reading skills and reading levels.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)