The Conversation January 9, 2023 by Helen Harper, Bronwyn Parkin, Pauline Jones, Susan Feez

Many parents fret about their child still not having fallen in love with chapter books. You might mourn the fact they still aren’t reading the books you loved as a child – the Roald Dahl classics, the Narnia books or more recent releases such as the Harry Potter series.

But the fact is, it’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off reading altogether.

Click here to read what to do instead.