Help your child discover the magic of books

child reading

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:
http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/articles/children-who-can-read-but-dont.htm


Photo credit: 
Tim Pierce (originally posted to Flickr as lost) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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