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I’m always trying to sneak learning toys and games into Christmas and other holidays. As an educator, I just can’t help myself. I love it when a gift is meaningful, fun, long-lasting, and serves a purpose. Now, I know I can’t be the only one who just loves these types of gifts. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my favorite gifts for reluctant readers. If you’ve got a reluctant reader, you’re going to want to check out this gift guide for reluctant readers!
One way you can make reading fun for your reluctant reader is to let them read in a fort or stay up a little later than usual for reading! They can read by flashlight or even better, grab this little book light!
When you have a reluctant reader you have to set small reading goals! This handy timer can help your reader build stamina. They can set their minute goal and then use the timer to try and meet or beat it!
These are great for making writing fun! You can practice sight words on the windows! I like to write the words we are studying all over the house and then have my son do a scavenger hunt to find the words.
If you have a lego lover in the house this is a must! These are great for writing short sentences, practicing sight words, and vowel patterns.
These questions are just a fun way to get your children reading and talking with you! You could even write out their answers in a journal and eventually have them do the writing.
I love poetry and use it with my students and my own children. Ken Nesbitt writes fun, silly poetry and my students can’t get enough! These will have your reluctant reader laughing and reading out loud!
Jokes don’t feel like reading! Kids love reading and telling jokes. This would be a great book to stick in a stocking or under the tree.
Over and over again I see reluctant readers being pulled in by graphic novels. They are easier for them to consume and finish leaving your reader feeling more accomplished! The Great Pet Escape has fun pictures and animal antics that kids love to read!
Reluctant readers need to be engaged in the passage or book they are reading. Choose your own adventure books can do just that! The reader gets to decide what happens next!