I really admire you. All of you are managing your time for your book. I am quiet jealous of you. Because my daughter snatches most of my time for her. I always wondered when she would start reading.
I started to collect book from her 1st birthday hoping that she would have her reading habit all by herself. As for as I remember none introduced me to reading habit or I thought so.
Believe me I read but it’s hard to make my daughter to read. It doesn’t mean she is not interested in reading. She is damn interested but nowadays the kids needs adventure , they need varieties.
So here I am with few tips and tricks which actually worked out well with my kid
Native language or Mother Tongue
I think we should start the book reading habit for kids with our own language. Well its for the obvious reason. Kids will know the meaning of the words while they read which makes them get involved with the book. Constant distraction of not knowing the meaning would lead to disinterest to continue further.
I strongly believe that getting them involved and invoking the interest should be the first most task.
Bilingual Stories and Books
At the start of our reading days we actually concentrate on learning the language. We know the significance of knowing a different language. I have seen books or stories having bilingual text( Mother tongue, English) which is actually a great idea.
Kids could actually learn the words and language all by themselves with this bilingual text. I wish that more publishers should implement this idea for their early reader books.
Read Along At Kid’s Time
Don’t pester the kids to read along in your free time. Rather than that offer a read along while they are reading. Never pressure the kids. Ask them if they have the read mood.
It is not necessary that you should read out the book for them. You could read your book along with them. At a time gap, have a small discussion with your kid about the story you are reading and how the characters are. Ask the kids to do same with you. This will enable the story telling habit of your kid with their own words and imagination.
Now when you are reading the book for your kid, have a practice of involving questionnaire section in between to make the reading session enjoyable.
A Visit To The Library
Once or a while take your kids to your library and book fair. Let your kids explore the kids section all by themselves. Restrain yourselves from giving any suggestion to them. We will constrain them into a box if we are backing them with our choices.Even if they are looking just the book cover is also perfectly fine.
Allow them to choose. sometimes a library would introduce them a human companion too.
Monthly kids magazines have varieties like comics, short story,moral story and knowledge oriented activities. This will kindle the reading as well as solving habit.Subscribe a magazine and gift it to your children. They need one.
Hope this article helps you. Try it and let me know if it worked.
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