3 Ways to Encourage Reading at Home


Madison loves to read, and I've been instilling that love since she was a baby. I would sit with her and we would read as many books as we can. Now that she's older, she has quite a library collection and would bring a book each day so that we can continue our reading together. It's also part of our bedtime ritual to read a book every night. I'm hoping that her love of reading would continue for years to come. Reading not only helps with her vocabulary but her speech as well. In partnership with Radio Flyer, I want to share three easy ways you can encourage reading at home with your own kids.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.


1. Be the example
Kids love to emulate their parents, so if they see you reading, then they will more than likely want to read as well. Let your children see you reading books and encourage them to read along with you.

2. Make time for reading
Set aside a set time daily for reading that you child can look forward to. You can even create an incentive for them that you know they will enjoy. Kids love rewards and rewarding them for a job well done is a great way to get them to reading.

3. Have books that your kids would love to read
If your child loves fairies and princesses, get books about fairies and princesses. Personalized books are always a good choice. Children feel as though they're in the story and love knowing that the story is all about them.


In celebration of their 100th anniversary, Radio Flyer launched a fully customizable children’s book in collaboration with I See Me. The book, My Radio Flyer Adventure, allows you to choose your child’s name, hair color, skin tone and Radio Flyer product in the story. You even get to compose a dedication for your child.

For 100 years, Radio Flyer has been powering play and inspiring imagination in kids of all ages, after all, they're world's leading builder of wagons, tricycles, pre-school scooters and other ride-ons.


For the holidays, Radio Flyer’s will be holding a daily holiday sweepstakes, the "Radio Flyer’s 25 Days of Holiday Giveaways". Each day for 25 days, you can enter the sweepstakes on Radio Flyer’s website to win the product of that day’s giveaway.

And to encourage your own kids to read at home, you can order their very own My Radio Flyer Adventure and use code ANNMARIE15 to receive 15% off your order.



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Radio Flyer. The opinions and text are all mine.

29 comments

  1. Excellent tips! I've always tried to instill a love of reading in the kids. So far so good!

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  2. I love the Radio Flyer brand! Not only do they have great toys, but now they have books! What a great idea for the holidays!

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  3. This is a great way to get gets to read, and use their imagination. Radio Flyer has been around a long time, and there's a reason for that!

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  4. I LOVE Radio Flyer. Like.. so much. My client the other day had a great wagon for Christmas card photos.
    Anyway, I've always loved to read and books have always been readily available. With my kids too. I hear that it's not always the case, though. I'm happy to set up these worlds of reading.

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  5. These are great tips for kids. I love the idea that they will copy us so it is important to show them that we read and like it. They will also like to read about things they are interested in.

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  6. Those are great ideas for having children turn into adults that also read. All four of my adult children enjoy reading of course some more than others. I think about one out of two adults have at one time owned a Radio Flyer.

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  7. Impressive post. I like the Radio Flyer , as they have a variety of collection for kids including books, toys and stuff. I sometimes sit with my kids and read books, reading this post will make me do this more and more.

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  8. Radio Flyer has always been an awesome company, just from their wagons alone. I never realized they wrote books! These would be a great read with the kids!

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  9. Daily reading is so important. I am actually upset that they stopped making it a requirement in my son's new HS. Cause he sure won't do it on his own. At least they get challenging books to read for 9th grade!

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  10. Excellent suggestions and I love the idea of personalized books! We take frequent trips to the library to ensure the kids always have an exciting title or two.

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  11. These are some great tips, it really is important to encourage reading, as it really is such a special thing for kids to learn to enjoy.

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  12. Thankfully reading came naturally to my oldest. The others needed a little more encouragement. That sweet Radio Flyer book would certainly make a sweet story time together.

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  13. I agree with your ways of encouraging reading and they are working with my littles. Reading is an important activity for me and I want my kids to love it as much as I do. I make sure we always have great books they will enjoy and we make time for reading every day.

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  14. I love how much you can personalize this Radio Flyer book. Both of my kids loved reading books that were personalized.

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  15. My daughter is 2.5 and loves to look at the pictures in her books and pretend to read. We started her at a young age so I hope she continues to enjoy it!

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  16. That's definitely something that I would do. I think it's awesome to give kids customized or personalized books because not only does it make them feel special but also very excited about reading!

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  17. Reading is such an important skill and it is important to encourage kids to read at home. Picture books are a great way to engage the kids.

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  18. I love that Radio Flyer is doing this! My son loves to read, and he would think it was so cool that there is a Radio Flyer book about him. I will have to order one of these for him. How cool!

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  19. I love this post. Getting the kids to want to read at home is very important to me.

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  20. Seeing kids read at home makes my heart warm .I really hope people take that seriously.

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  21. I have read about this personalized book and I think it would be a great gift for an early learner. This is surely going to encourage them to pick up the book and read!

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  22. These are great ideas for children. Children will learn anything through reading.

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  23. My kids are big readers too! They are especially loving holiday books these days!

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  24. I love the idea of getting personalized books! I have a toddler who is just starting to learn how to read her letters. It will be fun to start a personalized book collection for her.

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  25. As a Reading Specialist, I absolutely LOVE this post. It is so important for businesses that focus on kids to help share the love of reading. It isn't just about getting them to buy a product, it's all about helping families grow and learn!

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  26. This is so much fun. I think that my kids would love to read Radio Flyer books because have so many of their bikes, scooters and wagons!

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  27. I love personalized books like this. It is offering a child the motivation to pick up the book and read, especially if they are the main character in the story.

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  28. When I have kids my kids will be enjoying some books. Too many smart electronics sometimes a good book is the tool to get lost in.

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  29. Oh what a cool book- I love the personalized book idea. I don't think I knew about this when the kids were younger!

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