One of the things that must be clear when teaching children to read is that reading should always be associated with fun, magic, curiosity …, with opening up to a new world. If your child is struggling to learn to read, then pause, reflect, and start over. Don’t let your child see reading as a chore, an obligation, or worse, as a punishment, because these are the best ways to induce a child to hate reading or to fail in school.

In this article we will delve into what are some of the tactics that can be followed to initiate the youngest to reading and that are more successful today.


How to teach a child to read in a fun way

  1. Find alphabet songs and vowels

Songs are one of the most fun ways to learn and kids love it. Rhythm, musicality, and fun accelerate learning, and it’s a great idea for when you’re just getting acquainted with vowels and the alphabet. There are many popular songs, there are even toys like bears, dogs or dolls, which incorporate the alphabet into their musical functions.

  1. Hyphenation

The next step is for children to learn to identify syllables. A very interesting proposal, which is quite successful, is the clapping game. You make a list of words for the child to mentally separate them into syllables, letting him help himself with clapping. For example, imagine that the first word on the list is “doll”; Then, you will say to the child: “mu” (a clap), “ñe” (another clap), “ca” (another clap).

  1. Read a story every night

Interest in reading is something that must be learned to develop in children, since it is not good for them to see reading as a task or an obligation. Reading a story to children at night is providing them with a fun space in the company of those they love the most, their parents. Reading with good intonation helps them dream, imagine… and even arouses curiosity about words and reading. A curiosity that will lead them to continue on the path of reading for the rest of their lives.

  1. Recreate stories with theater and onomatopoeia

The moment of reading should be something expected by children, a moment of relaxation and love. Giving it an adequate intonation, creating an environment in the room like the one in the story, promoting theater around reading, and even making onomatopoeic sounds, are elements that add suspense, motivation and interest to reading on the part of the child.


These and many other games can be useful and of interest to children. As long as you can relate these games to reading in some way, it will be a good idea to teach the little ones in the house to read and make them relate reading as something very positive and valuable, as a true treasure and unforgettable family memory that they will never want it to be lost.

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