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Reluctant Readers

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‘There is no such thing as a reluctant reader, a reluctant reader is a child for whom an adult has not yet found the right book.’
Author Paul Jennings

There is a wide range of books aimed at children that are reluctant or struggling readers and children with dyslexia. They are all short, interesting books designed to appeal to children.

Here are some tips on how to help your child develop a love for reading:

    Boy reading a comic
  • Why not tap into your child's passions? Whether it is sport, jokes, dinosaurs or crafts there are books on all these subjects and more available in the library
  • If your child has dyslexia download Dyslexia Action's fabulous guide on choosing books - Dive In
  • Have you thought of trying spoken word? They are a great way to encourage children to enjoy books. Children's spoken word can be borrowed for free! E-audio is also available to download for free
  • E-books are a great way to get kids reading - they can download whatever they want (no-one can see what they are reading), plus the fonts and background colors can be changed to suit your child's requirements

All libraries also stock a range of books, such as Quick Reads, which can help the whole family improve their reading and writing skills.

Just ask in the library for more advice or Contact Us.

Page last updated: 22nd October 2018