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Why Your Son Lost Interest in Boring Books

Why Your Son Lost Interest in Boring Books

Reading is an essential part of any child’s education. It develops critical thinking, improves vocabulary, boosts writing skills, and helps foster creativity. However, many boys begin to lose interest in reading around the age of 10.

One of the main reasons boys may begin to lack enthusiasm in reading is that they have difficulty finding books that are interesting and engaging to them. They may not be attracted to traditional literature or books with female protagonists. As a result, they miss out on the opportunity to explore new topics and ideas, which can make reading seem dull and unappealing.

It’s important that we allow boys to choose the books that they have quality interest in, rather than expecting school guided reading to engage them. Biographies of their favourite sports stars, or even The Guinness Book of World Records is generally a more interesting read than reading comprehension set books from school.

Another reason why boys may start losing interest in reading is because they can often find other activities more exciting than curling up with a book. Playing video games, sports or spending time outside with friends may seem more appealing than sitting down for some quiet reading time. Consequently, it can be difficult for boys to find the motivation to read when there are so many other activities competing for their attention.

Finally, boys sometimes become discouraged from reading due to societal expectations about what type of activities males should engage in. From an early age, most boys are taught that “real men” don’t read and those who do are seen as less masculine than those who prefer playing sports or video games instead. This stigma causes many boys to shy away from reading unless absolutely necessary and instead pursue other hobbies that society considers more appropriate for their gender identity.

Overall, there are many factors behind why a boy might start losing interest in reading around the age of 10. By understanding what these roadblocks are and actively trying to address them, we can help ensure that our sons don’t miss out on the educational benefits of this important pastime!

Check out these great authors that can get your buddy back into books! 

  • Ahn Do
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  • Morris Gleitzman
  • David Walliams


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