A good reading culture is a fundamental skill a child must possess. Parents who want to groom a bright child must always encourage their kids to develop the habit of reading.
Reading has a lot of importance on the development of a child, such as it helps to improve the social and cognitive reasoning of the child, reading also helps children learn how to read and write.
Aside from Teachers at school, Parents also have a role to play in developing a child reading ability.
Here Are 6 Tips to Help Your Kids Develop a Good Reading Habit.
👉Read in front of your Kids:
This is a way to help your kids develop a good reading habits.
The more you read in front of your kids. They get interested in reading. E.g. Read a book with your kids before they sleep.
👉Create a Reading Space: Parents should have a reading space at home Eg Having a library or bookshelves at home
does not have to be Big. It could be in a corner in your child room or somewhere else.
👉Take trips to the Library: Constant trips to the Library will enable kids to explore new books, get exposed to different writing styles and most importantly will help develop their reading abilities.
Let your child pick what to read:
👉Allow your kids to choose what they want to read to encourage them to read more. Perhaps your kid is interested in genres other than traditional fairy tales and animal fiction books.
He or she might enjoy mysteries, science fiction, or other genres.
👉Set a Good Example: To encourage kids to read. Parents are to lay a good example by also showing interest in reading. Children can easily get influenced by adult behaviour. So parents are to set a good example that the kids will like to emulate.
👉Fill Your Home reading materials: A home with reading materials will expose the kids to reading books because there are enough reading materials in the house for the kids to have access to.
Try out these tips, and watch how your kids interest in reading would increase, don’t be surprised they might begin to choose their books over TV programs😁.
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