01/8 7 tips for helping your kids turn into better readers this upcoming year
We all are well aware of the fact that reading books have several benefits. In the case of kids, reading can help them to get to know sounds, words, and language, along with developing literacy skills. Reading also helps develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills, and communication skills. Thus, to summarize, kids need to read books. However, at a time when they are surrounded by gadgets 24×7, reading is becoming increasingly difficult for many kids. But there is no need to worry. Here are 7 tips for helping your kids turn into better readers this upcoming year.
02/8 Lead by example
If you want your kids to read more, you have to set up an example for them. Thus, no glaring at the screens of your phones or laptops after work. Instead, be a reader around your kids all the time. Show them that you are interested and enjoy reading and this will surely help spark their curiosity.
03/8 Read with your kids
Read with your kids, even when they are quite little. This will help them establish a positive, comforting, and exciting relationship with reading from the very start. Also, experts from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning explain that reading books with/to kids helps expand the number and variety of words they use.
04/8 Talk literature
Talk about your favorite books, authors, stories, and genres with your kids. Show them that you are interested in books and excited about their interest in books. Doing this will help create a rich literary culture within the family
05/8 Keeps books everywhere
There is no harm in surrounding your kids with books. Keep books in the car, in every room of the house, and more. If your kids get bored and stumble over a pile of books, chances are they will pick up one and start reading it.
06/8 Take them to a library frequently
Outings are always fun, and a library is always a great place where your kids can explore new books and feel empowered since they get the chance to choose and check out their books on their own.
07/8 Make reading and writing a part of everyday activities
There are opportunities to read and talk about reading everywhere. Ask your kid to read out the ingredients from the back of their favorite chocolate or chips, read street signs, etc. This is yet another chance to talk about reading.
08/8 Stick to it
Finally, develop these habits when your kids are young and never stop. If you stop doing this, there are high chances your kids will also do the same.