Monday, October 24, 2011
Getting Your Kids To Read Books
It is a good thing to instill in young minds the habit of reading books. But how to get them engaged in "book reading" is where the challenge is.
The following are my simple tips:
1.) First and foremost, you must buy the books! How would they be attracted reading books if you only have few books available at home.
2.) Second, treat your books with respect and great importance, put them on display on attractive book shelves which are accessible to your visitors as well. This way, you can attract your children and their friends to browse on the books and have fun reading together.
3.) Make "reading time" a "bonding time" for the whole family and a week end activity. Assigned a story teller for each week end and let him/her share the stories with all the members of the family.
4.) Invite your children's friends for a "book reading" activity at your home. Prepare them a good snack and engage them in a "sharing session" where they can share the stories that they have read. This will let them know several stories at one time.
5.) Give books as gifts. Choose those books which you may think your child would be interested to. They will definitely be delighted to get their favorite book as a gift.
6.) Create an attractive "reading nook" at home where each member of the family can comfortably sit and read. Nothing beats the good atmosphere that a good reading nook will provide. This will certainly make them feel that they would like to read.
7.) Bring your kids whenever you shop for books and let them decide what they want to get. This way you are giving them the freedom to explore. Just guide them along the way and show your support to whatever they choose. This will be a good start in building their confidence to read books until this becomes their habit.
These are only few of the numerous ways that we can encourage our children to become a "book worm". Finding your own ways can be both interesting and challenging.
As parents, it is our responsibility to introduce our kids to the world of books the earliest possible time. We will surely reap the rewards in the end!
Have a great week ahead!
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