Help your son preserve his love for the printed page.
While research has shown that attitudes toward reading decline through the elementary years, especially among boys, there are ways to help your son get into reading.
An important first step is finding material he'll be motivated to read. Oftentimes, boys appreciate books that make them laugh and appeal to their sense of adventure and mischief. Find stories that focus more on the plot and action than on description. Keep in mind that boys are often drawn to books that come in series, with characters they come to know and care about. And try to track down books with content they can use in conversation—jokes, movie reviews, statistics or fun facts about a favorite topic. Finally, make sure your library at home or in the community offers a range of genres including science fiction, fantasy and magazines that your son may not be able to find at school.
For more ideas on motivating boys to read, check out guysread.com, a website designed to help boys become engaged readers.