Reading with your children is one of the most important things you as a parent can do.
Literacy skills are taught in school and this means that by age seven or eight, they've likely associated reading with work rather than pleasure- an attitude that will only diminish their love for books over time! Fortunately, it doesn't take much effort to change this pattern. Here are some tips to help your child embrace the world of books.A love of reading can be developed at any age. Here are some tips to get your child into books today- and keep them loving the written word for years to come! Click To Tweet
Make reading an everyday activity
Reading is an important part of children's development and should be part of every day. The more often children are exposed to reading in their everyday lives; makes them more comfortable readers later on down the line.
Snuggle up together and share books — big ones that take days to finish or tiny little board books for when mommy needs something quick. Any amount of reading is better than none.
Visit the library
Attending storytime at the library is one way for kids to learn about books while also building their reading skills.
Even if your child can't read on their own yet they might enjoy looking through some colorful pages and being read aloud from them by a librarian who knows all too well just what makes each individual child tick.
Moreover, a child who loves to go to the library will have an easier time coping with college paperwork and not have to get a lot of help.
Let them choose what to read
Reading is a fantastic way for kids to learn and explore, so it's important that they know what interests them before you choose the book.
Introduce all types of books: fairy tales or adventure stories about animals; books on inanimate objects like cars/planes etc.; let your child pick out something new! And if any questions come up don't hesitate to reach out to a librarian.
Read with your child
Reading is a great way for children to become more engaged and excited about books. You can read almost anything, but make sure to guide them through the content so that it doesn't feel too overwhelming or boring.
Reading with your child not only helps keep them entertained while improving their literacy skills; I bet they'll have fun telling stories from what we've just done together— which means even better memories in return!
Do not force them to read
Some people just don't like reading. It's strange to think that this could happen, but it does!
And if your child is one of those unfortunate souls who have no interest in books whatsoever–or even seems indifferent about them –it doesn’t mean there was anything wrong with their experience; rather than make a big deal out of the situation (which would only make things worse), focus instead on finding activities where you both feel engaged and happy.
Audiobooks are available for listening too
Audiobooks are the perfect way to get your child into reading. They can listen in bed, which will help them fall asleep faster and develop better sleeping habits too!
Plus, you don't have to worry about them getting distracted by digital text, which is easier for kids who haven’t yet mastered reading comprehension skills in print quite yet.
Comic books are a great option
A great way to fall in LOVE with books is through comics. Comics are really fun and they're also a great way to improve vocabulary.
Plus, they come from all different genres that will match the needs of any child, no matter their age!
Assist them with reading assignments
Your child may not enjoy reading and have difficulty understanding the material. Your help could be extremely helpful here since you want to encourage them, but don't pressure them!
Perhaps you can make it into a game by playing characters in books together or creating your own stories on comprehension homework; there are many creative ways that parents get kids excited about learning new things through storytelling at home with loved ones.
If you want your children to love books, there are a few things that you can do. Make reading an everyday activity by setting aside time each day for it. Visit the library and assist them with their homework assignments in order to help foster a sense of accomplishment when they finish something difficult.
And lastly, be willing to read books together as well! Reading aloud is a great way for families who don't have much money or access to buy new books themselves to enjoy stories together without breaking the bank.