Help! My child doesn’t like to read

Help! My child doesn't like to readIn theory, it’s easy to celebrate National Read a Book Day on September 6. Simply find a book that you think your child will enjoy, find a nice, quiet and relaxing spot and encourage him to read for a while.

But, what if your child doesn’t like to read?

There are many reasons children may avoid reading. According to author Amy Mascott in the recent piece “What to Do When Your Child Hates Reading” for PBS, “Reluctant readers are often struggling readers, so creating safe, comfortable environments where fluent reading is modeled and where children are set up for success is key.”

Other common challenges for reluctant readers include: 

  • The right (and wrong) book. Finding the book that will inspire your student may take some effort, but it’s worth a trip or two (or 10) to the library.
  • Reading can be hard. Struggling readers are frequently embarrassed or ashamed to read in front of their peers (and even their parents) because they are not yet proficient or not reading at grade level.
  • The environment is wrong. Too noisy. Too quiet. Too many distractions. Too warm. Too cold. Setting your child up for success means learning more about what environment is right for him.
  • Overwhelmed kids. Who can think about “reading for pleasure” when you have two hours of homework left, a major essay due, and team tryouts looming?

When more help is needed. Back to Basics Private School provides 1:1 reading instruction

If your child is seriously struggling academically, you don’t need a short-term fix. You need a lasting solution. Delaware’s only Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 Private School may be the answer you’ve been searching for.

At Back to Basics, we approach education in a whole new way, challenging your child to redefine the very definition of what “school” can be. With an unprecedented teacher-to-student ratio of 1:1 for all courses, we offer the proven teaching and testing methods that will enable your child to truly learn.

Back to Basics hand picks each teacher based on a variety of selection criteria such as your child’s academic situation, individual learning style, and any specific challenges he faces. Our experienced instructors help determine your child’s strengths and identify areas for improvement, crafting a personalized learning plan that will help him achieve academic success.

If this sounds like the right environment for your student, don’t wait. Students may enter Back to Basics at any time during a school year. And, with our convenient location near I-95 in Wilmington, Delaware our students hail from all over the region, including New Castle and Kent Counties, Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Call us now or email  to schedule a no-obligation school tour. Back to Basics Private School is open M-F, 8:30-5:00 for tours and informational meetings.