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Gift Guide for Reluctant Readers

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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! 

Here are my top 9 gift ideas for the reluctant reader in your life:

Reading light 

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!

Timer Bookmark

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!

Crayola Window Markers

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. 

Lego Letter Tiles

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. 

Would You Rather?

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. 

The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids

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!

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids

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. 

The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson

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!

Your Very Own Robot by R.A. Montgomery

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!

I hope this gift guide for reluctant readers has helped you to identify the perfect gift for the reluctant reader in your life! If you’re looking for more support for your reluctant reader, you’re going to want to check out my Done For You Bundle

About the Author Ashley DiMercurio