Your kid is not developing their Reading habits?.. Worried about it? Here is a tackling tip
- You introduce books only during Preschool years. So, first use books that can be read as pictures. The skills to develop are Picture description and reading.
- The next step is to introduce books with pictures and simple words.
- Then introduce simple stories. Narrate the story, read along with your child too.
- Introduce non-fiction too. Choose books with simple facts that a Preschool can understand. These books can involve experiments or pictures also.
- Introduce books with jokes, riddles, fairy tales and rhymes.
- Make sure that your child chooses the book they want to see or read. See what they are interested in and introduce more books in the area of interest.
Important Facts to Remember:
- Different children develop the readiness to read at different ages. Some children may read faster than others. Don’t get alarmed and don?t force your child. Relax and let your child enjoy the time with you. The lack of pressure from you along with reasonable expectations from your side will help your child develop reading.
- Remember that reading alone will not develop verbal communication. Many parents force children to read hoping it will develop Spoken English. Reading can improve the vocabulary of your child and expose them to ways in which a language can be used but without the opportunity to speak reading alone cannot develop the communication skills in your child.
- Children develop habits when they are appreciated and encouraged. Make sure that you encourage them more than you find fault with them or nag them to read. Appreciate them often.
- If your child is unable to read because of a difficulty in reading, introduce audio books or read to your child. The goal is to expand his/her mind through different content.
- The surest way to get your child to read is to switch off your television, sit down with your child and make the whole thing a fun time activity for the entire family to do. Read, play, create new stories and songs and enjoy this time with your child. You can be sure that your child experiences the joy of reading and explores the world of books through your support and encouragement.