Reading Exercises You Can Do with Your Kids

Diana Yacobi September 25, 2018

Want to increase the love for reading among kids? Try these reading activities for kids

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Unquestionably, reading skills lay out the cornerstone of a child’s success in school as well as in the later years of life. Instilling the love of reading can be immensely significant to children’s emotional development and language skills. While children often struggle with reading on their own, there are some effective reading exercises parents can get involved in to improve their kids’ reading skills.

Reading Together

When it comes to reading activities for kids, perhaps the best thing parents can do is to read with their kids. Depending on their age, it could be anything—from sections and chapters to pages of a book. By nature, most kids want to spend time with their parents. So, this could be one of those reading exercises that help kids in attaining reading skills.

Setting Goals Together

Work with the kids and help them set clear expectations and goals for them to stay motivated throughout the journey. Parents can set goals jointly with the kids to make the little ones think that they’re involved in the process. An incentive chart can also get the kids reading, and they can track their progress toward their goals.

Merging Reading with Daily Routine

Making reading an inherent part of the kids’ lives can greatly help in improving their reading skills. Small things like reading menus, game directions, roadside signs, weather reports, or any other practical everyday information can all go a long way.

Apart from these, there’re some amazing reading apps for kids that can help them develop crucial reading skills, spellings, phonics, vocabulary, alphabetizing, and story analysis. Safari Tales, The Joy of Reading, Endless Reader, and Phonics Genius are just to name a few among them.

Have you ever performed any of these reading activities with your kid? Let me know your experience in the comments section below. You can also connect with me on my Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads profiles to keep the conversation going. If you have time, remember to check my blog at for more insightful posts on parenting and language learning.




Morneau Shepell Children’s Support Solutions. “5 tips for improving your child’s reading skills.” Education.

Salisbury, Jennifer. “How to Encourage Reading Practice!” Lexercise (blog), August 12, 2015.


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