Do you want to encourage your child to read more often? Try the comics. The Sunday comics are the best – so many choices and all of them in color! Read together and see if you agree that they can tickle your funny bone.
Comics use dialogue, so kids begin to get a sense of questions, answers, and tone in conversations. Given enough practice reading these, they will be able to write their own sentences, which is required in school early on.
Kids will most likely enjoy reading Garfield, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Curtis, and Dennis the Menace, as well as Hi and Lois, The Family Circus, and Peanuts. Once you have them hooked on reading the Sunday comics, show them the daily black and white comics.
It is very beneficial to have a daily paper coming into your home. Your child will most likely become attracted to a photo or two, leading to reading the captions. Sports pages may catch his attention. Some kids will want to read more about celebrities and fashions. Show them how to check the classifieds for used items they may want to buy and where to find the weather forecasts. Many kids love to read the advice columns.
If you do not already subscribe to a daily paper, consider signing up now. Remember, if you are too busy one day to read the comics, they will still be funny tomorrow.