With technology so present today it isn’t a common site to see a child reading a book. It is however one of the best ways for children to learn. Unfortunately some children don’t like reading. I remember when I was a child I loved getting lost in my favorite books and reading for hours. I didn’t really have technology to keep me occupied so books were my save haven. As parents it is our responsibility to keep our children’s minds sharp and to keep them reading. It is time to switch off the XBOX and go to the library for good old fashioned entertainment.
One of the most effective ways to get your little ones to read is to read stories to them. Even if they cannot read themselves yet they will love the mystical and fun experience of you reading to them. Make the story come to life by being interactive and later on bring a bit of spelling and grammar into the equation. There are also many ways to introduce writing to your little one. Magazines that are colorful, comic books and books with puzzles are a great way to start. You could perhaps get the ball rolling by playing games that have instructions. Have them help you with reminder notes or grocery lists. Click here for fun books to start reading with.
You need to create the impression that reading is fun. Ask questions during reading sessions. Let them tell you what is going to happen next. This is a great way to get them engaged and interested in the story and the book. You could also turn a reading session into a play or dress-up session. This will only make the experience much more fun and give them the desire to want to read the story on their own. The internet has great reading material so while you are reading factual political articles written by Stephen Collins, one of the most well-known political writers you can introduce your child to some light reading online. It might just open up the world of books to them in an electronic way.
Reward always works for a child when they accomplish something. Click here for tips on setting up a reward system for your child. You can set up a reward system which perhaps gives them a new book to read every time their reading gets better. Instead of hanging out at toy stores take them to a book store where they can enjoy reading corners and learn as they go. At the end of the day they will surprise you by their love of reading. The most important thing to do is to have a variety of books available for them to read. You want to make reading fun and a choice. It shouldn’t feel like a chore and that can be done by giving options when it comes to which book they would like to read. Perseverance is very important on this one.