These Books Will Help Kids Whose Reading Skills Lag Behind

By on October 21, 2014
Books For Readers Whose Skills Lag


When I was a kid, I remember that I didn’t like books (especially those without pictures). I read short stories (because they were required reading at school), but not the detective novels or the adventure books my peers read. I was already in my sixth grade when I started to read these types of books and honestly, I didn’t read a lot of them.

I just found out in the past few years that this was a problem of a lot of kids. I thought it was just me and a few other kids who would spend their free time shooting some hoops in the school basketball court.

And parents are now concerned about this issue.

Before, parents just ignore this and believe that their kid will catch up with their peers eventually. This is not the case however.

Now, parents are more aware of this problem and it needs to be addressed.

There are a lot of book out there available for the taking. However, I think we miss these important points to solve the problem and encourage reading:

  • INTEREST – The child should be into it.
  • CONNECTION – The child should connect to what he is reading.
  • READING LEVEL – The material should be suited to his reading skills.
  • FREQUENCY – The child should read as much material as possible. Encourage them until they form a habit. Habits are very powerful.
  • LEADING BY EXAMPLE – You want your kid to read? Then you should set the example. Kids don’t read because they see their parents not reading.

Aside from these, I suggest that you encourage kids to read physical books and not just the eBook or Kindle copy.

Here are my suggested books and materials for those who readers who are lagging behind. Make sure you take note of the factors I mentioned before delving into these books. Pace your child accordingly and give support and encouragement as much as possible.

Grades 1-3

Grades 4-6

For Parents

Here’s a list of books you might want to check out to help you help your child improve his reading skills:

Getting your child to cope and love reading is a process. Let’s give the encouragement that he needs along the way.

Do you other reading suggestions? Share it in the comments section below.

About Lance Miller

I am an educator by heart and a digital marketer by profession. I teach kids how to read and how to do maths. I search the web for different creative ideas to help parents teach their children.