Boys are notorious for being reluctant readers. According to the U.S. Department of Education, in every year, for the past 30 years, boys have scored worse than girls in every age group when it came to reading. Statistics show that by eighth grade, boys are 50 percent more likely to be held back than girls. In high school, two-thirds of special education students are boys.
Boys statistically read less than girls, and also tend to be reluctant readers on the whole. Reading is vital to academic success. Studies have shown that reading for fun is linked to academic performance, and even if a child doesn’t like reading for fun, it is still a vital skill for every kid to have. It is a skill that will always be needed to function well in society and is always useful. Though boys tend to have more trouble finding the will to read. Boys need to see themselves reflected in what they read, they hunger after action-packed adventures featuring superheroes, and sports, monsters, dinosaurs and they definitely prefer non-fiction.
Boys are often encouraged to participate in physical activities rather than stationary ones such as reading, so perhaps something from our personalized sports books collection can get boys reading while making them the star player in their very own adventure. Kids especially boys are more likely to read a story that relates to their lives and their interests. Whether they like football, hockey, soccer or baseball there is a book for them. Our personalized books insert them into the story and into the game. Not only will these books instill a greater sense of self-esteem but it can bolster their interest in reading. If they play baseball, they may grow interested in baseball books, and perhaps move on to other topics as well.
Boys also want to read what they want to read and prefer a print-rich environment where they can search for magazines and books that appeal to them. KD Novelties’ personalized super hero books would sure motivate them to open a book and start reading because not only do they become the hero in their very own adventure they can relate to the super hero characters they know and love such as their Batman personalized book and Justice League personalized book.
KD NOVELTIES TIP: IT IS LESS IMPORTANT WHAT BOYS READ, AS LONG AS THEY ARE READING SOMETHING. LET THEM PICK OUT THEIR OWN BOOKS.
Why personalized kids books? It can super-charge and bolster their reading ability and comprehension skills that are invaluable in school and beyond.