Tips to Get Kids Reading:

There have always been champions of literacy and promotions to increase reading but while they generate short term gains they’re never long lasting. But if you and I can create a super depository of tips that’s open to all we’ll be in a position where we can make constant improvements to students’ literacy (whoop-whoop!)

Send me your proven tips to get kids reading. (Tips that historically have worked with students/kids/bibliophobiacs!) I’ll collate them into a funky fresh open resource available on this page by the 4th December 2017.
Send me your tips, name (and optional link for accreditation so people can kowtow in your direction!) using any of these links:

If you’re interested in students’ reasons to read pop over to this page for a complete break down of their amazing thoughts on reading #ReasonsToRead

  • READING KEEPS YOUR BRAIN NIMBLE.
  • IF PEOPLE READ MORE MAYBE SOCIAL MEDIA WOULDN’T BE SO STUPID.
  • READERS ARE BETTER AT SPOTTING FAKE NEWS.
  • GAMING HYPES YOU BUT READING RELAXES YOU.
  • YOU CAN UNDERSTAND YOUR OWN MISTAKES WHEN YOU READ ABOUT OTHERS’.
  • WHEN YOU’RE NOT HAPPY AT SCHOOL READING CAN TAKE YOU AWAY FROM IT ALL.
  • READING ALLOWS YOU TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR HISTORY.
  • IF YOU READ YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT ALL THE RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD.
  • WHEN YOU READ YOU FORGET HOW STRESSED YOU WERE.
  • READING MAKES YOU OPEN-MINDED.
  • BOOKS ALLOW YOU TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER CULTURES; WHICH WILL MAKE YOU LESS LIKELY TO BE RACIST.
  • READING CAN EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY.
  • BOOKS CONTAIN KNOWLEDGE FROM THE PAST.
  • READING EXPANDS YOUR IMAGINATION.
  • YOUR BRAIN GOES DULL IF YOU DON’T READ.
  • READING OPENS YOU TO NEW WORLDS.
  • READING ALLOWS YOU TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK.
  • BOOKS CONTAIN HIDDEN INSPIRATION.
  • READING REFRESHES YOUR OUTLOOK AT LIFE.
  • BOOKS CAN MAKE YOU BETTER WITH YOUR MONEY.
  • BOOKS ARE IDEA FARMS.

Complete list available on the Reasons to Read page!