Children grow up in a society where it is demanded that they are exceptionally good in one area or another, so learning has evolved in such a way that textbooks alone aren’t enough for the overall development of your child. In the age of specialization where it is so important that you are exceptionally good at what you do, and have an in-depth knowledge of the subject, you can’t afford for your child to miss out on the opportunity of becoming exceptional.
In a world where the use of books is slowly becoming obsolete and being replaced by monitors and television screen, the importance of developing a passion of reading is more important than ever. Reading is a habit that needs to be developed in the child when he is fairly young to increase his vocabulary among other benefits.
To help foster this habit there are a few things that you can do to help him retain his interest in reading.
Children are quite good at imitating elders. Therefore, if you read, it is possible that your child also picks up reading. Tossing a book to your child is no good, sit with her, open the book and begin reading your child’s book. It is likely that she will follow.
Sign him up for reading classes or a book club. There are quite a few of reading classes that are well structured that aims to draw the child’s attention books. They are very helpful with a child, diction, idioms and phrases. To keep the child interested, the reading classes for young children should be designed to be fun by using animated characters and pictures. Creativity is used to appeal to the child’s vivid imagination, so illustrated books, books with rhymes, funny stories and pretend stories will help to keep your child interested in reading.
Pique your child’s interest. If your child has a favorite character, you can get the series of books that feature this character.
Build a home library. Learning to read shouldn’t be done in isolation. You can play your part by picking up a book that you think your child will find interesting or will like.
As children grow older, they must be encouraged to read as much as they can. If your children find reading dull, you can participate in their reading session by asking them to read aloud to you. This will be a fun filled exercise for your children. Alternatively, you can also read to your children. While reading to your children, you can observe your children emotional response to the text.
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