How to Hook Active Kids on Reading
How to Hook Active Kids on Reading
PUBLISHED: Friday, January 11, 2013 by Bethany Johnsen

A recent article in Reading Rockets, “What to Do When Reading Is Too ‘Sitty,’” addresses a situation familiar to many parents: children who are too active to enjoy sitting still with a book. Whether your child has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or would simply rather be on the move, at least one of the article’s 10 creative suggestions is sure to capture his or her interest in a good story. The author’s blog, Imagination Soup, is also a great resource for tips on engaging young readers, with everything from wacky book lists to ideas for kids who think books are boring. And if you are thinking about turning reading into a fun social event by organizing a children’s book swap in your community, check out Reading Rockets’ book swap tips.