My daughter just didn’t to read, just not interested and I was at my wits end to know what to do.
She read what she wanted to in class and then I stumbled across an article which explained that the way to get children reading was to start them on comics!
I was an avid Beano reader when I was a child and had kept 25 Beano Annuals in a box which I retrieved from my attic and the rest is history. She loves comics, just loves them.
So we moved on to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Barry Loser…sort of half comic, half writing.
However I am now slowly moving her onto chapter books. I know she finds them a little boring so it’s Harry Potter all the way.
I have never watched or read any Harry Potter but it is brilliant and with ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them’ now seems a good time to start…
“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.