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Vtech Voices bring you: Tips For Encouraging Our Kids to Read

Hola readers!

I want to talk to you about this great VTech V.reader again.
I love it.

Recently, my son & I received the Toy Story 3 game to go in the reader.
OMG!
He hasn't put it down.
At all.
He's asked to take it to bed with him & in the tub.
Since it isn't water proof & I would like him to sleep I have had to deny him this luxury.

One thing that I am finding that is working on him constantly wanting to play with his reader is I do not turn the tv on.
Nope.
Not on.
When we come home at the end of the day, I make sure the reader is left somewhere he can see it, I walk past the tv w/o turning it on & he spies the reader.
He then asks to use it.
Sits on the floor behind our coffee table & reads, reads, reads.
I hear him giggling as I cook dinner.

The VTech V.reader definitely keeps him engaged!

Guess what?!?
I have another VTech V.reader to giveaway.

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All you need to do is post your tip on how to get your kids to read!
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**I was given a Vtech V.reader to review, along with some games as compensation.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way!**

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Heather said…
I let my little guys pick their own books for me to read to them. That way they are interested and ready to hear it!
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Megryansmom said…
Years ago, I used to ask my oldest to read to his little sister and I intend to repeat the process with TOF and TC
Erica said…
I take my daughter to the library weekly. She sees all the different pictures on the front of the books and wants to read each and every one.

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Danielle said…
My oldest is 4 and can't read on his own yet but loves when I let him pick out a book for me to read to him. He also has the leapfrog tag system and loves to sit down and "read" with that.
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Danielle said…
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I am first grade teacher and it's my passion to encourage my 22 kiddos to read!! I read aloud chapter books to my kids, a chapter a day, and that gets them interested in characters like Junie B. Jones and the Magic Tree House books. We also use online readers like Star Fall and Flip Books to encourage readers. I would love to use the V-tech in my classroom during centers.
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We have incentives for the amount of books the kids read. Each 20 books earns $1.00. When they reach $10. we go to the dollar store and they get to spend it.

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My son is only one, but he loves to sit on my lap and "read" his books already. My niece is two, and she does the same thing. I think it's important that they do this, and enjoy it, so later on they will still love to read.
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Krissy said…
I have some great ways that I get my kids to read. We have special story time when it's just my kids and me. They get to pick their stories as well. We also sometimes act out the books after we read them to make the stories more real to my kids. They love our ideas.

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ashlesmommy said…
Mine are 5 and younger so I try to make it exciting- time to spend with mommy :) We go pick somewhere fun and lay there and they take turns picking which book

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Jennie said…
My 2 year old can't read yet, but he loves looking at books.. he'll get me to read the story to him. He especially like the sound books.
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WinItMama said…
I take my daughter to the library often & let her "shop" for books, lol. She loves it & even uses the self-checkout.
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Teaching Mommy said…
Letting kids choose their own books is a great way to get them to read - they are picking what they want to read about. Letting them see you read is important too, so they know you value and enjoy it.

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Tori said…
Rotate the books you have out for your kids so that there is always new reading materials.
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Kaytlin S. said…
We read under tents, on the trampoline, in the dark with flashlights. We try to make reading fun.
Christie said…
As a teacher, I read to my kiddos several times a day! I have them write in their journal, draw pictures, and create their own stories!

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Denise said…
I let him pick out books he is interested in rather than specific subjects.

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mommalovesmee said…
We read books to our son and at the end we ask him few questions about whatever we read and reward him for his right answers(Dollars that he can spend only for buying new books or donating)

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Jeannine said…
I get them to read by making it fun. We will read a story and insert funny noises for animals or do funny voices


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Yona said…
I get my nephew interested in reading by using different character voices when I read to him. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com
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♥Heαther♥ said…
The best way to get a child to read is to read to them from when they are just a baby. Read to them often. This will get them interested in it!
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sjt42075 said…
i let my kids pick what books they want that way they are more likly to read them
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Michelle said…
Get your child their own library card. It makes a big difference for them to be able to check out their own books with their own card and they will look forward to going to the library even more.
My daughter is only 3, so I read to her different times throughout the day. dramaqueensmum@gmail.com
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Anonymous said…
I would love to win this for my nephew is learning to read! tracietrump@yahoo.com
A Mom's Take said…
I get my kids to read by reading to them every night - they each then want to take their turn "reading" the book to me! :)

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Heather Ransom said…
I started reading chapter books with my daughter. Each night we recap what has happened so far and then continue reading. She is so excited to find out what is going happen and loves that the story keeps going for multiple days

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Katie said…
My little one [19 months] doesn't need any encouragement...he loves to look at books and be read to. All I have to do is leave books around and he picks them up and asks to be read to [well, not in so many words, but I know what he wants!]. My 11YO daughter likes to read but needs some encouragement, so I often suggest that she read for 15 minutes in bed before she goes to sleep. This feels like a treat so she loves to do it!

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My kids love to read before bed! They pick the books and I read!!
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casey aubut said…
My kids love to read- so we make it a fun time where we all lay down on the floor with pillows and blankets and I read, and then they pretend to read to me!
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LaVonne said…
We go to the library and I let her pick out books. We also pick put books to buy at the Goodwill. She loves it!
Mom Caboodle said…
I take my kids to the library and they get to pick several books out on their own.

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LAURA1877 said…
We turn off all background noise, and we have the girls pick out the books. After our family book we let our 6 year old read one of her early reading books to us. She is so very proud to be earning to read. Great family time!!!

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♥Cari♥ said…
We make reading time special. We usually curl up in bed and lay there for awhile and read :)

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sweetpea08 said…
I take my son to the library and see what books he is interested in (pop-up books, dinosaur themed, Dr. Seuss, etc.) and then I be sure to stock up on those types books and he is happy to read them each day.
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we let my niece/nephew pick which book they want, and then we sit down and read it together.
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QueenB said…
we read anywhere and everywhere.we do activities to go along with books. i try to get books relating to my kids' interests

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Karine Traverse said…
My girls pick the book and either mu husband or I read to them
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Erica said…
My daughter loves the library so we go there often!
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I don't have children, but when we were younger, my parents always had quiet time where nothing else could be done except for reading.

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