HOW TO MAKE CHILDREN LOVE READING – 7 SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR KIDS FALL IN LOVE WITH BOOKS
Those of you who know my children, who their profound love for books. Before the lockdown, Thursday evenings were for the Qatar National Library. I thought I’d share some of the tips that helped our children in building a passionate bond with books.🦋
Reading can be a very relaxing and satisfying activity and it’s easily the most addictive of all the activities. In order to create awareness and nourish the love for books and reading. It’s important for us adults to encourage and give them our positive feedback. This will not only motivate them to read often but also help them build a strong bond with all things books.⚡️🌟
Here are my top tips to help children fall in love with reading:
Choose books keeping in mind what your child loves.
Think airplanes, dinosaurs, technology, flowers etc. Choosing books with topics that your child loves will give them a reason to try.
Select books that are age appropriate.
This one is obvious. Select books accordingly to your child’s age, but don’t be afraid to step up one level, children are full of surprises and they love taking up challenges more than we think.
Read together, read aloud.
When you spend time reading with your child it not only helps in nourish a healthy parent-child bond but also promotes healthy brain development. Studies show that children that are read to more often have improved language and listening skills and eventually gain a lifelong love for reading.
Encourage subtle reading activities
Children love doing the same thing repeatedly but with slight moderation. Encourage your child to read billboards, TV headlines, restaurant menus, promotional booklets at grocery story. Keep it subtle but interesting.
Show it how you do it
A child’s personality is half of what we do and half of what we say to them. Be a role model, let’s them know you’ve started a new book, talk to them about your favorite author, tell them when you finish a book. And most importantly read your books and show them how you do it.
Make use of technology
Technology is what we make of it. Encourage digital books, sign up on Libby using your local library card. Teach them how screen-time can be beneficial. Libby is one of the best apps to read the books available at your city’s library. You can place hold, borrow, read and return the books.
Visit a library or a local book club
If you live in a place where you have access to the local children’s library or if you are a member of your area’s local book club, make use of it. Take your child, let them have hands-on experience with books, encourage them to pick a book or two of their choice.
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Wonderful tips. Reading habits can be developed from a very early age. If a kid gets interested in reading then nothing can be more satisfying. It’s open a totally new world of knowledge for them.
Swati Mathur says
Yes these are some good tips, Kids follow what they see, so I make sure I have reading time every day, so it becomes a habit.
Anahita Irani says
Reading together is the best way you can make kids love to read. I remember doing that with my daughter and she is a book lover till date.
Mayura Amarkant says
Fantastic post! When the children are increasingly getting addicted to screens, this post comes and a lighthouse that will guide all parents.
Surbhi Prapanna says
These are some great tips and I am following most of these already. we love to visit local library and it is a great way to great reading stuff and enjoy some fun time together as a family.
Mayuri Nidigallu says
As someone who is a voracious reader herself, i think it is one of the best hobbies one can have. We had a Reading Period at school and that is where i picked up this habit from. So yes, children do pick it up young. Your helpful post should serve as a good guide to make them read.
Truly Yours Roma says
I loved your tips buddy, my kid is a voracious reader but will surely be beraing them in mind.
Rajshree Sawant says
I am loving how simple and easy to follow these tips are! I am surely going to be trying some of them with my nephew.
Neha Sharma says
My son has just started reading 3-letter words and he’s been introduced to sight words too. I was thinking to introduce easy reading story books to him. Thanks for sharing these tips, really helpful for us.
Ruchi Verma says
My kids really love reading books and these tips are really helpful and informative to make kiddos have more fun and interest in reading!!
Amrita Basu says
My daughter loves reading.Thats a blessing .This is blog post seems to be spreading awareness about necessity of reading.
Judy Morris says
yes actually I am practicing this for making my son to love books. Surprisingly he is loving reading his age appropriate books way too much.
MeenalSonal Mathur says
Children do mirror their parents, so keeping the books handy also makes kids look for book and dedicating a time is another factor that I keep in mind.
Haajra Fareen says
That’s very true. Thank you for sharing.
Sadly there’s no public library in my city. But my kids love reading and I would like to point out that children also learn from their parents. They inculcate reading habits from their parents. If parents are readers then there’s a high chancethat their kids will have a natural interest in reading. However, if parents don’t have interest in reading then it’s slightly challenging to create a reading atmosphere and mindset.
Haajra Fareen says
Cant agree more. That’s my I mentioned’show it how you do it’. Thank you for stopping by.
These tips are so helpful to make kids learning books. My son loves reading story books by himself. I have recently added few more books into his collection.
Haajra Fareen says
Wow. That’s really nice.
Homeschool Memes says
This is great! Definitely going to share this with the other moms in our homeschool co-op. Thank you!
Haajra Fareen says
Yes please go ahead and do it. X