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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