Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Learn How To Read…And Improve Reading Skills At Any Age

There are a lot of suggestions and programs available to help young children learn how to read, but I rarely see interesting ways to help older children and adults learn how to read or improve their reading skills. This post does not put an age limit or dumb down the learning process. Instead, it encourages ways to build upon what is known, and offers ways to begin a part of a process. Everyone has their own way of learning, and they should be able to start where they feel most comfortable, or with what interests them most.

Reading is a personal journey and should be encouraged rather than forced. Adding a level of fun or entertainment seems like the the most natural way to approach learning such an unnatural, yet needed, form of communication.

You will not see a lot of suggestions to read books in various ways or places. I feel reading books, or long publications, will come in time, when people feel they are ready to do so. I’m sure most people already know where to find books, such as in stores, libraries, book sales, websites with digital versions, etc. I have a post that offers some tips about where to find books that are free or inexpensive and I’ll link that at the end of the post.

Whether you’re helping a young person to build their reading skills or a grown up who would like to learn how to read, or improve their reading skills, the tips included within this post may prove helpful to you, and I hope you find this unusual list of suggested activities and tips useful in some way.

Do you need to begin by learning the ABC’s? No.

Pictographs or/and Pictograms

Before there were words, people communicated with pictures, drawings, and symbols. This can be a great place to begin the reading process or build upon it. Learning to read using pictures is a creative process that encourages the imagination, and cuts down on limitations. Pictures and symbols can represent a lot of interesting ideas and thoughts. Allow creativity to flow.

If you are interested in reading about these ideas, please visit the post : Using Pictographs or/and Pictograms To Learn How To Read or Improve Reading Skills.


Play word or letter games. If you are unfamiliar with the letters of the alphabet, there are informal ways to become familiar with them, other than the alphabet song or memorizing the letters by rote. Learning them through games, and need, helps to create a purpose. Not only can it be fun, it can be a wonderful way to prevent unnecessary frustration.

If you are interested in reading about these ideas, please visit the post : Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Learn The ABC’s


Playing games, and using fun activities to learn, or hone reading skills, helps make the learning process much more interesting and less of a chore. It can also lower the frustration level.

If you are interested in reading about the ideas in this post, please visit the post: Learning To Read and Improve Reading Skills Through Letter and Word Games

DIY Activities And Simple Tips That Help Build Reading Skills

This post offers some more out-of-the-box ways to start building reading skills, and build upon the ones you already have. The ideas in this post are a mixture of old fashioned simplicity, encourage creative fun, and add a few elements of entertainment.

If you are interested in reading about these ideas, please visit the post : DIY Activities And Simple Tips That Help Build Reading Skills

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