Reading from an early age can help your kids perform better in school as well as enable them to acquire skills that will be useful for the rest of their lives. However, it can be hard to get your child to read when they’re surrounded by several technological tools. So, use these tips to help develop reading habits in your child.
Make Reading A Daily Habit
If you read your child books from a very young age, there’s a very high chance that you’ll be raising a reader. Babies love the sound of mothers reading books to them aloud, and if you do that daily, your child will always look forward to it, especially until they can start reading on their own.
Read In Front Of Them
It’s also important that you read something daily, especially in front of your child. You are their role model, and if you’re not setting an example, they will never read, as kids always learn from what they see. If you show that you're excited about reading, then your child will be too.
Make Frequent Trips to the Library
Making regular trips to the library so you and your children can explore all the different types of books is also a good way to pique their interest in reading. Many libraries have programs and events that promote reading from a young age, and many families bring their children to them. It enables them to see that other kids are also interested in reading books.
Let Them Choose The Book
You can also let your child pick what they want to read as they're more likely to read something they choose rather than what you chose for them. And if you’re worried about choosing something that’s not suitable for their age, then allocate a kids section that they can choose from.
Create A Reading Space
Creating a cozy place at your home where your child sits and reads is also another way to encourage them to read regularly. You don’t have to break the bank in making the reading space fancy; just add a couch or a bean bag and ensure adequate reading light.
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