Are you trying to get your teen to read more? You are not alone. As a parent in the digital age, I am always trying to get my teen to read more. However, with much strain and stress, I have also found that I have to think outside the box of my child simply sitting down with a book in his hand because kids do get lots of opportunities to read, but just not in the way we are thinking such as through video games, blog posts. I also found that I needed to find out what my teen was interested in.More information check over here.
Think outside of the box
For example, if your child plays video games such as the popular World of Warcraft and Minecraft. These games are very complex. They don’t simply require that you play the game. There are times that you must read instructions so that they can understand the game better. It may not be what you want your child to read, but it is still reading. So if your child is interested in moving forward in the game, winning it or building something, he/ she will have to read for understanding to complete what is needed.
Find out what your teen is interested in
In addition to thinking about other opportunities to read, you find out what your teen is interested in. There are all types of books such as fantasy, science fiction, biographies, history, comic books, graphic novels, etc.
For instance, there are a lot of graphic novels and comic books which have been made into movies and/ or television shows. The reasons for getting these types of books is two-fold. The popular television series Walking Dead was initially written as a graphic novel so if you are really interested in the show you may want to read the graphic novel as well to find out what happens in advance and what are the differences between the graphic novel and the television. So the same would hold true for a comic book that was turned into a television show or movie.
Finally, you can get your teen to read more, but you have to be creative in finding out opportunities they already have to read because they could be untraditional times that they are reading. Also, you need to find out what they are interested in and find books of that genre such as fantasy books like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter.