10 Tips For Getting Your Munchkin Hooked on Books


Everyone has their own reason for falling in love with reading - could be one great book, a single teacher or a burning question. You can be the reason your little one loves to read. Get started today with these 10 tips from Common Sense Media.

  • Read aloud. This comes naturally to lots of new parents, but it's important to keep it up. Kids will enjoy it longer than you think.

  • Savor the series. It's common for kids to become book lovers for life after getting hooked on a series.

  • Feed the favorite-author addiction. Once your kids find a writer they love, they may want to read all of his or her books

  • Count on the classics. Classic books entertain generation after generation

  • Celebrate interests. Find books about the things your child loves.

  • Funny is fine. Comics too!

  • Make reading a family value. Take your kids to the library once a week or once a month to get new books, make regular outings to your local bookstore

  • Fit reading into your family lifestyle. Set aside time for reading only -- turning off the TV, computer, and cell phone

Click here for the complete list from Common Sense Media.

Valerie Schimel