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10 Everyday Ways to Keep Your Child Reading While Having Fun

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Read the Book, See the Movie


Use your child's love of watching movies to encourage him to read. For example, your younger child could read (or listen to you read) Rapunzel and then see the movie Tangled, while your older child could read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and then check out the films. Explore the concepts of character and plot by discussing who was in the movie — the "good guys" (protagonists) and "not-so-good guys" (antagonists) — and what they did. Talk about how the book and the movie differed. Check out these other books that have been turned into movies.

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