You can’t understand the joy and benefits of reading unless you are a book buff. But it doesn’t matter if you love reading or not, as a parent you desire that your child should develop the habit of reading – even a little bit of it each day. But today, when technology has taken so much limelight, it becomes very difficult to instigate children to read books. So any ideas that can inculcate this habit in children are always welcomed by parents.
Ø Tips to inculcate the habit of reading in children!
Yes, we strongly agree to the quote that knowledge isn’t limited to books. But we would even suggest that knowledge isn’t possible without books. Books play a very important role in the proper growth of children. And to help you in this matter, we have listed some very easy tips that would help your child read lots of books on their own.
o Develop the habit from the start – You just suddenly can’t instruct your child to read lots of books when he or she is finally a teenager. A teenager who hasn’t read a single page other than the school curriculum wouldn’t just open a book and start reading. Even you know that is impossible. For that, you have to inculcate this habit from the start. And to help you best in this, you should opt for the childcare centres which believe in formulating this habit in the kids right from the kindergarten stage. So, opt for centres like Blooming Buds for childcare in Auckland who have an active library for the kids and even encourage them to read loads.
o Read in front of them — Did anyone tell you that your kids are very good mimickers? Yes, kids have the habit of repeating or following the parents very religiously. So if you aren’t reading, you can’t expect your child do the same. To inculcate the habit in them, you have to read books in front of them so that they notice you and follow the same footsteps.
o Get them attractive books — If your child is still small, you can bring lots of colourful books which have beautiful pictures on them. This will instigate the child to try and read it. And if your kid is already older, you can opt for some really interesting and thrilling books to captivate her/his attention.
o Frequently visit the library — Can you keep your hands off the candies when you go to a candy store? This is quite impossible, right? Similarly, when you are taking your child along with you to the library, the kid would soon be tempted to try one of the books and then the cycle would start.
We think nothing is impossible. And yes, let us know how the above tricks work for you and how ardent your kid is about reading books now.