Our son was a pretty good reader, but he didn’t enjoy it. I love to read. I always have, so I was disappointed that he didn’t feel the same way. He is now almost 10 years old and he LOVES to read. We catch him reading after we put him to bed, reading in the car, etc…
So how did we turn him into a child that loves to read? In the car. (yes, really).
We love to travel. We go to Hilton Head many times a year (about four hours away), we go to Pennsylvania to visit family (6 hours away). We go to Disney every year in Florida (9 hours away). We travel to Savannah, Georgia (4 1/2 hours). We just love to make our way to different places and spend time together.
With that being said, the best thing that we found was that using Audio books makes the time go by SO MUCH FASTER! I just download them & then play them in the car. The kids get into the book, as well, so we love that everyone is using their imaginations. Last year, on our trip to Atlanta, we listened to a full book. The funny part was that our kids hated stopping to eat or take a break, because they wanted to hear more.
It was the audio books that started him on his journey to reading. Once he realized how he could get lost in a book, it didn’t stop. He started picking out new books at the library and reading them in a weekend. He was also getting Audible books to listen to when it was time for him to go to bed (we let him listen for about 30 minutes a night).
I HIGHLY suggest that everyone get audio books to encourage your children to read. You can even get them for free with the 1-month free trial at Audible.
Here are our 11 family-favorites.
3. Wonder (our 3rd grader read this in school, too)
11. Harry Potter
If you are trying to encourage your child to love reading, be sure to find a book that is interesting to him. I’m so glad to have Audible as our sponsor. When you can partner with a company that you believe it, it helps everyone. Reading is the best thing that you will do for him. Reading unlocks so many doors for your child…
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.