Reading at Home
You! No matter how young or old you are!
- Your favorite book series
- Online books like Starfall.com
- Cook book
- Events on a calendar
- Comic book
- Direction pamphlets
- Travel brochures
- Library books
- When you wake up
- At a meal
- On the weekends
- Right before bed
- When you’re in the bathroom
- After dinner
- During any free time, even just a few minutes!
- On your bed
- On a comfy couch or chair
- Make a reading fort out of blankets, pillows, and couch cushions!
- At the table
- At a desk
- On the porch on a nice day
- In the bathroom
- In a special reading corner
- By a window
- To be a better reader!
- To do better in all subjects
- To learn about new places, people, and things
- To go on adventures without leaving your home!
- Read to yourself
- Read to a parent or adult
- Read to a sibling
- Read to someone over the phone or video chat
- Have a parent or adult read to you
- Read to a pet
- Follow along with an audio book
Check out some of these resources to make reading at home even easier!
Need more books in your house?
I know books can be expensive, but who says you have to buy everything new? There are so many different ways to get books for cheap!
Here are just a few ideas:
- Check out the libraries around you and see if they hold any used book sales. I have found great books at these and can get a lot of them for not much money at all!
- Garage/rummage sales – whenever I go to one I make a beeline to the books. Sometimes you can find practically new books for a steal!
- Facebook groups – find a local Facebook group that organizes buying/selling. People may post when they are having a garage/rummage sale, too.
- Ask family and friends if they have any used books they would like to donate.
- If, by chance, you’re having a baby shower, register for books! Or even ask for people to bring a book instead of a card. They don’t have to be brand new either!
- Ask for books for birthdays and holidays.
- Find used books on Amazon for a cheaper price.
- Of course, borrowing books from the library is free! What a great way to have access to all kinds of books in every genre.
Thanks for reading! I hope you can find these ideas helpful to get your kids/students reading more at home and to spread the love of reading. 🙂
I am a K-8 private tutor in Michigan who loves to read! :) I also blog about free resources for parents and teachers and create resources in my TpT store. When I’m not working, you’ll find me reading, enjoying the outdoors (when Michigan is actually warm, ha!), and spending time with my dear family and friends. I would love to connect with you! You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.