Reading is an important skill that kids should start at an early age. Unfortunately, you may find that your little one isn’t so excited about sitting still long enough to get immersed in the book to make it fun.
Here are 5 tips for parents to make reading more enjoyable for your child as they find their inner, love for learning:
- Get them involved by allowing them to pick out their own books. Take a trip to the library or bookstore and let them choose books that pique their interests.
- Create a cozy reading nook with a comfortable chair, blankets, and pillows. Kids will enjoy snuggling up with a good book in a cozy space made just for them.
- Try reading aloud together. This is a great way to bond with your child while also improving their listening skills.
- Make reading a game by having them act out characters or predict what will happen next.
- Reward them for reading by setting goals and offering incentives. Whether it’s a small treat or a fun outing, kids will be motivated to read more.
The fact is, we live in a fast pace, distracted world these days. As parents, we are faced with the challenge that our kids are pulled in so many directions and most of the time we are unknowingly allowing bad habits to form. It’s important to encourage quiet time with no distractions, not only to read alone, but also time to connect with you.
These simple tips can help turn reading into a fun activity that kids will look forward to if they are given the right tools and techniques. When they have the freedom to select books that interest them, have a cozy reading nook, or earn rewards when they reach their reading goals, learning and reading can even become an adventure.
The goal is to get them engaged in storytelling and reading. Once they find a love for children’s books, they will want to read more and more. If all else fails, pitch reading as a game by challenging your child to a reading contest or scavenger hunt using books. Not only does this allow you to bond and connect with your child, it encourages enthusiasm for reading in a fun and engaging way.
Most important, if you make reading a chore or yell at your child for not reading, they will resist and not find reading a fun and enjoyable activity. Kids will be more likely to want to spend time with their nose stuck in a book if you use these fun tips to get them excited.
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