What to do if you child dislikes reading and/or writing?
Help me! My Child Hates Reading and Writing! Is reading and/or writing time a battlezone of tears and frustration?
There is hope! How you go about teaching these subjects makes all the difference!
Some schools/curriculums ‘teach’ by requiring the child to read lots of pages – emphasizing on quantity vs. quality. Students have to meet a minimum number of pages read per day or certain number of books to read per week.
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Other schools have students read for speed. They have to meet a certain words per minute in stressful timed readings. Where in the real world, do adults have to read certain number of word per minute? Maybe if you go into radio or television, you would have to make sure you use your time on air effectively but no one would be timing your reading speed.
These type of ‘techniques’ not only do not benefit the student – it sets them up for failure. These cause anxiety in the child.
Reading like this is not enjoyable. Most children end up despising reading and writing.
Why? Because similar techniques are used for ‘teaching’ writing. Kids are giving timed test to write ‘a story’ or some random prompt to start a story. Who can really enjoy writing like that?
Using these kinds of techniques/curriculum just makes it hard on the parent and the child – who both are eager to have the child read. I understand first hand! We had a child who liked to read. Unfortunately, the desire to write was quenched by bad methodology. Writing time became a battleground.
The Solution to: My Child Hates Reading and Writing.
We used to say: “Help me! My Child Hates Reading and Writing!” However, today we have a different story. I used the techniques explained in our guide: ‘Help me!’ for both reading and writing along with the unit ‘Silly Geography’ (a writing unit disguised as a silly adventure) and today my child writes for fun! and ‘Rate That Book!‘
Writing & Reading FUN!
A fun book with fun questions and layouts to help kids get into reading and practice writing!
Get the guide to help you know what to do! After you’ve implemented those guidelines for reading, get them into writing for fun! It’s all explained in the guide 🙂
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SILLY GEOGRAPHY – WRITING IN DISGUISE
Don’t forget to check out the unit that goes along with the guide, SILLY GEOGRAPHY. It is a writing unit disguised as a silly geographic adventure that really gets kids into writing.
Kids will never forget the silly stories they will participate in. The comic style that it is written in really helps drive home the lesson and engage the kids at the same time.
LEARNING INCREASES OVER 100% WITH VISUALS
We use fun and accurate visuals to engage children’s imaginations in a silly adventure while teaching writing in small chunks.
The comics and silly story will naturally engage students in the writing process using ‘out of the box’ creative writing exercises.
OPEN & GO UNIT STUDY
A fun open and go unit study, this interactive visual unit study, can be used independently or along with other curriculums. There is NO prepping nor complicated instructions. Just open and go!
WHAT IF MY CHILD HATES TO WRITE?
No problem! Silly Geography’s unique format makes kids want to write!
See why in our guide to Help! My Child Hates Writing! GETTING KIDS TO WRITE & LOVE IT! (FREE to subscribers)
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