OrganicMom Posted September 9, 2012 Share Posted September 9, 2012 (edited) I have my daughter read aloud to me for 30 mins a day. she whines every single time and avoids reading on her own... she will pick up books and only look at the pictures. it is rare that she will read on her own... Any tips or tricks? My plan is to just make it mandatory no matter what but keep adding books i know she will like. she likes it at the end and seems pleased to keep reading sometimes even though i tell her times up... I also am beginning (only have done it once), at an additional time later in the day, having a quiet 30 minute reading to ourselves time where she gets to choose books to read to her self. but she drags her feet to choose... the first time we chose... she picked some of the very first readers she has ever read!? when she is really in 2nd and 3rd grade readers... i was thinking she would at least pick something at the 1st grade level... not the K (out of all the books in our house to choose from) I read to her all the time and she reads worksheets or small stuff in math in the past but i read to her all the time. her and her brother both get lots of reading to every day... and the love books... but i don't know what to do... part of me wonders if i should just abandon it... and leave it alone... the other part makes me just want to stick to this for a few weeks or months and then reconsider... i.e. once she is used to it she will do it... but i don't want to burn her out... obviously i WANT her to love to read to herself and see the freedom in it... i'm beginning to wonder if she is just lazy about it... b/c she gets this attitude with any work... but again, want to be careful. Edited September 9, 2012 by OrganicMom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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