Welcome to Know your Kids - I am here to help you chose the right book for your child to read next based on their reading personality, interests and ability. With the right book choice I can then provide tips and strategies to nurture your children as developing readers.
The journey from learning to read, to being a reader is different for everyone, but the key to becoming a reader is the same -finding the right books.
Why can't your child find a book they want to read? Why do you need to discover your child's reading personality? Why can't you find the right book from recommendations or book lists? ... because you can only choose the right book when you know what your reader likes. And what they like about a book is not just their interests and hobbies, or a book similar to one they have read before, it is their personal taste. It could be humour, it could be the style and the tone of the book.
Understanding our role as parents and what barrier is stopping our child develop as a reader can feel like a big puzzle - but it is not as complicated as we think.
Often the first step is to discover your child's reading personality, choose the right book, then focus on developing reading skills.
Without books that your child really enjoys, teaching skills won't have an impact.