There’s nothing better than encouraging a kid to love reading, whether you’re their parent, teacher, librarian, babysitter, or weird older cousin. Reading is the best, and it’s something that will be a lifelong friend.

It can be hard for books to compete these days, with all of the other forms of media vying for our attention, and so growing readers has become more difficult – but these 11 hacks should put your kiddo on the right track.

11. Yeah I’m pretty sure he heard that.

Bless his heart.

10. Man those things were so heavy, too!

Kids today don’t know how easy they’ve got it.

9. She no doubt gave her the line about ruining her eyes.

It’s in the parenting handbook.

8. That’s a silent go-ahead.

Your parents just get you.

7. The dream right there.

Eye on the prize, people.

6. Oh, they always know.

They just don’t always want to walk up the stairs again.

5. It’s all about finding the right book.

There’s one for everyone.

4. You think you’re pulling one over on your parents…

Until the day you realize they were pulling one over on you.

3. This type of thing worked on so many people.

It must be the way to go!

2. It’s no good if they think it’s allowed.

Gotta keep ’em on their toes.

1. Is there any better way to fall asleep?

No. No there is not.

I will try all of these if that’s what it takes!

Have you found a hack that works on your kids? Share it with us in the comments!