Reading Tips for Children with ADHD

ADHD3If your child has ADHD, paying attention for long periods of time can be a challenge. There are some things you can try to make reading a fun activity for you and your child.

  • Choose a quiet spot to sit down and read with your child–away from TV, radio, and video game noise.
  • Choose books that interest your child, such as books on animals or sports and let your child be part of choosing books to read.
  • If your child is already reading, encourage them to read with you and praise their efforts.
  • Read for short periods at a time. Start with just a few minutes and build up to longer periods. Put the book away if your child loses interest. Pick up the book later and read for another short time period.
  • Break up short periods of reading time with play time to give small children a chance to move around. If your child squirms, continue reading for a few minutes because your child may still be listening to the story even though he is moving around.
  • Reading time can help a highly energetic child gear down for naps and bedtime. Reading together for 10 minutes in the morning is a nice way to get the day started on a positive note.

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