Keeping Kids Motivated Through School and Beyond

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Keeping kids motivated about their schooling is harder than it’s ever been before. At least, it is if your kids are anything like mine. On one hand, having that extra time makes it easier for the kids to do their studies and really nail down the material. On the other hand, right now more of that time is spent at home where all the best distractions are.

Think about it. At school, the tablet isn’t right there. The console isn’t inches away. Tiktok isn’t playing (mostly). The snacks aren’t there whenever the kids want to get up and mill around. The distractions seem almost limitless, and it can really impact motivation.

Keeping Kids Motivated with Great Books

I’ve found that engaging reading material can help keep kids motivated to learn, even if it doesn’t necessarily fall directly in line with their current curriculum. Learning is a mindset, so if we can get our kids to get in that mindset of having fun while learning, then it makes school so much easier.

I’ve found some great books from DK Canada that help make keeping kids motivated so much easier. They also make for great holiday gifts if you have children who are always primed to read something new and interesting.

It Can’t be True! Poo

Yes, this book is all about poo. It Can’t be True! Poo filled with all kinds of facts about poo and farts. It’s educational and disgusting in all the right ways for kids. I chose it for my nephew and am gifting it to him for Christmas. He’s obsessed with poop and fart jokes, so this one made perfect sense. It’s also filled with scientific facts, so it makes learning fun and engaging for him, which is the ultimate goal.

My niece and nephews LOVE books so anything that keeps them reading or playing board games with Aunt Paula, makes this lady happy as a clam.

Kooky Facts

By the way, did you know that a week’s worth of elephant poo weighs as much as 25 people?

Unsolved Murders

Unsolved Murders is perfect for those interested in true crime, mysteries, and the macabre. This book makes the reader the detective, allowing them to explore some of the most infamous unsolved cases of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Kids will learn about cases like Black Dahlia, the Zodiac Killer, and the JonBenet Ramsey case. I got this book for my youngest daughter. She is obsessed with true crime stories right now, so it’s the perfect fit. Also, we have been reading some of the stories together. This year, her school is moving so very fast because it is one course at a time over the span of five weeks that we have been reading and sharing books and even reading out loud to get through the content.

Reading this one is easy as the stories are short and she and I can both pick up a story and read it out loud to the other one at random. You need not start at the beginning and read them in order. Pick what you like and run with it. Choose a different unsolved crime the next day.

A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult

This is another book that I got for my youngest daughter. If there’s one thing she’s as obsessed with as crime, it’s magic. She’s a gigantic Harry Potter fan, so she eats up anything that has to do with magic or the occult.

What is it about witches and wizards right now anyways?

A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult dives into topics covering everything from ancient animal worship to shamanism, alchemy, divination, modern Wicca, and more. It combines her love of magic with what is basically a super interesting history lesson.

Both of my daughters are very interested in this book and in spells too.

Keeping Kids Motivated Doesn’t Need to Be Hard. Just Find What Interests Them

As you can see in the above list, there are lots of ways to get kids excited about learning that fall outside of the things we normally think about. That’s a good thing, because unique books like this are what really capture a child’s imagination and spark a love of learning.

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What’s more these awesome books from DK Canada make for great holiday gifts, as well. They’re so delightfully out there, that kids won’t even know their holiday gift is secretly another strategy in the ongoing battle to keep them engaged in learning.

If you’re been looking for help keeping kids motivated, head over to DK Canada and give their wide variety of unique books a look. You’ll find something that appeals to any kid in your life.

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Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.