One other option of reaching out to your child and their interests is by utilizing a form of media. Use the movies that correspond to their interests to inspire a family movie night. Although it does not seem academically driven, watching a movie about an inspiring athlete or famous historical moment can be an outlet for you to not only bond with your child, but give them exposure to obtaining information in a form that they can process. Because at the end of the day, giving your child multiple mediums to not only discover, but develop their skills in a way that they enjoy is the key to engaging their skills continually, and eventually across multiple platforms.
For example, if you know that you have a student highly interested in athletics, but does not like reading, watch a sports movie together. On your spare time, keep an eye out for the ESPN specials on historical moments in sports or incredible achievement stories. Pick up a sports magazine for your student to browse, but try to find an article they might like and guide them to it. Giving them small articles seems more casual and digestible than a full auto-biography of an athlete. Over time, your student may find that the articles inspire their own thirst for knowledge and guide them towards alternative media forms, such as podcasts or audiobooks. Ideally, small interactions can help foster healthy engaging activities with your child and knowledge.