How to Make Children Love to Read.

In the age of technology, most children tend to be more eloquent using the latest gadgets rather than speaking in a good and correct language, especially the interest of children to read. If you are not interested in games, kids prefer to tamper with gadgets at an age where they should interact with games that involve physical reading and many books.

Teach children to prefer to read

Severe challenges are experienced by parents, where parents need to educate children since childhood to be more interested in books and reading activities than to play gadgets. To that end, parents need to provide tools on reading materials that support the mental development of children, as Roni Leiderman, who is associate dean of the Family Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Never force your child's cognitive skills to absorb something that is clearly beyond the reach and reach of the child's ages. Take reading into something fun and introduce the reading world through the game so that learning can happen more effectively." Here are some tricks that can be applied by parents who want to teach children to prefer to read:

  1. Use the book as a tool to interact, especially when the parents play with their children and reads the picture book in a loud voice.
  2. Build a routine ritual where children should read books together with their parents, whether before bed where parents can read a fairy tale before bed or breakfast in the morning.
  3. Choose books that match the age of the child, where there are brightly colored characters and pop-ups that can be touched and stimulate the child's thinking and visual.
  4. Repeat this routine, even if the parents feel sleepy and lazy to read a toddler's special book. Repetition is very important to do in the age of toddlers so that children are able to train his memory of the basic words before being able to speak.
  5. Read a book by expressing and experimenting with changing sounds. children will enjoy reading more. Invite also for children to participate by answering questions to make children more interested.
  6. Do not let children watch too much TV or play gadgets because of the nature of activities that tend to be passive. Limit children over the age of three to only watch TV for an hour to two hours, and children under 2 years old not to watch TV at all. Activities that are not interactive will turn off the child's learning of the ability to think critically and think creatively.
  7. Follow what makes a child interested in choosing a book that discusses activities that are of interest to the child, whether it's a favorite cartoon character or a particular activity that makes it more attentive.
  8. Encourage children to visit the library, where children can be preoccupied with books and reading moments, especially from children's book authors.
  9. If the child is not that interested in reading books, try giving them a book complete with a listening CD with a book open on his lap.
  10. Do not make the book as the lure of a gift, provided that the child must do something else first before being allowed to read with the parents. If you leave it this way, reading does not become a positive activity for children.
  11. Calm your child with books, especially for children who can not be silent. Once done, say that you and your child have finished a book, so it becomes the motivation of the child to re-read in the next occasion.
  12. Before children are able to read, begin the habit of telling stories like folklore without books to imagine trained children. You can also take advantage of pictures around your child as well as your child's favorite photos.
  13. Wherever you take your child on a trip, challenge the child to try to read the words around you. Start by reading traffic signs and over time children will learn that words are an important part of everyday life. Help the child to learn the meaning behind the words, not just look at the pictures and the letters only.
  14. Often invite the child to speak with words he has heard. By inviting children to talk and wait for the child's response, you can stimulate curiosity about the child and make him more courageous in his expression.
  15. Show your personal love to read a book so that children can imitate those who love to read.





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