I've shared before about some of the struggles we had when our kids first started reading independently.
If you have kids who are learning to read on their own then you know any parent who makes it through this stage deserves a freakin' medal of honor!
I am not kidding about this -- the loooong sessions on the couch, the tears and yelling "I can't do this", the way the kids will voluntarily offer to clean their room instead of doing 5 minutes of reading homework -- it's all true.
Helping kids learn to read can be one of the most challenging activities a family needs to do.
Did you catch that word? NEEDS -- yep, a totally necessity.
Because once a child learns to read independently, a whole new world opens up to them!
And that other word - family.
Learning to read independently will not "just happen" during school hours. It's so important for parents (and every other adult in a child's life) to assist with this activity.
But back to the issue -- learning to read is a struggle. So how can we make it more enjoyable and entice the kids to WANT to practice?