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Improve Kids' Reading -- Even Without Books

By Fran Santoro Hamilton

Parents want their children to be strong readers. They see reading ability as the ticket to a good college and a successful life. The first problem, however, may be getting children to read at all.

The best way to encourage reading is to make it enjoyable. Like the rest of us, children are likely to spend more time at activities they enjoy. Then they excel in those areas that command their time.

Some children, however, have such a strong aversion to reading that they can't start the upward spiral. Many of the following suggestions for parents will help these children improve vital comprehension skills -- even without a book in their hands. This can jump-start children's enjoyment of reading.

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For recommended reading lists and suggestions of things parents can do to help their children succeed in school, visit HANDS-ON ENGLISH offers additional tips for efficient reading and studying

© Fran Santoro Hamilton
Fran Santoro Hamilton is a parent, a teacher, and the author of Hands-On English, an economical, user-friendly curriculum that makes grammar visual. Fran publishes free e-mail newsletters about English and offers a free online writing class. To subscribe to her lists email and/or Visit her web site at


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