Does your child read books?
Reading proficiently is essential for our kids self-esteem and life skills.
The overwhelming stimulation present everywhere today decreases kids attention and interest in reading books.
As parents we can do something about that.
Here are a few tips:
- Don’t nag, bribe or make a big deal of reading
- Don’t judge or criticize your child for not reading
- Try to understand why they don’t want to read – Is it boring them? Do they have a difficulty reading? They have better things to do?
- Try to find your child’s taste in reading materials (even magazines or newspapers) if they are interested it’s a start…
- Encourage them to research issues they are interested in, for example search the web for information about building bird houses and such
- Read aloud for your child
- Support the reading with external activities – for example after reading a book about a dinosaurs go to the museum to understand more about them.
In this website you can find more “Do’s and Don’t’s” to help your child discover the magic of books:
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