Let the music play.

“Letting my son read with his iPod on keeps him from losing focus,” says
Kevin E. Taylor, Somerset, New Jersey, father of 17-year-old Ga’Vel.

Set a studious example.

“When the TV is off for him, it’s off for me; I work on my novel or read,” says Taylor.

Use kid-friendly incentives.

Noelle Hurd, Ann Arbor, Michigan, mother of 6-year-old Laila says, “My daughter gets a sticker for every book she reads; 25 stickers means a reward.”