How To Develop An Interest In Reading In Your Child

Develop An Interest In Reading In Your Child

What should be done when your kid does not want to read? There is one simple rule – do not force him into doing it.

Today’s parents overanalyze their kids worriedly and make a comparison with their childhood. “Only if you know how many books I had read back when I was your age!” or “Look, I have saved my entire collection of children’ books for you – will you read some of it?” , “Do you know who Jules Verne is, have you ever heard of Carlson?”. These are all questions that are most often met with a wall of silence and nourish parents’ concerns.

How To Develop An Interest In Reading In Your Child

However, psychologists do not fully share this concern and give a few simple pieces of advice that will tilt things on behalf of reading.

– Start reading to the little fellow when he is she is still unable to speak. And if it grows up and starts reading on his/her own, keep up the “afternoon reading” or the “reading before sleep” tradition
Read out loud together with your child, take up different roles in reading and voicing and the characters – let reading become a fun game.

– Use the psychological trick of the “unfinished action” – while reading out loud, stop at the most interesting part /oh, sorry, but I need to go and prepare dinner, so we are stopping here/ and let your child alone with the book. Later on, show interest and ask them if they know what happens further in the tale/book because you are very interested as well.
How To Develop An Interest In Reading In Your Child

– Read your own book out loud while your child is around.
Your child has to feel and see that you enjoy reading. This way, he or she will wish to get to know this pleasure. Accept the fact that they will most probably not read the whole book, they will perhaps rather comics or shorter texts. Offer the to make a story of their own or with supporting images and help the out of they seem stuck.

– Subscribe them or buy them magazines that provoke the child’s interest daily.
Sports magazines, with cars, for animals. Magazines tend to catch youngsters’ attention easier, and later on, the transition to books will be easier.

– Try out different genres.
Humoristic, detective, fantastic, stories about adventures. This will help the child find out what suits him best.

– Make a small children library in their room – this way they will have an interesting set of choices and will never feel bored.

– Go book-shopping together – kids get enthusiastic quickly and tend to get curious when provided with various suggestions. If they like a book and want it, get it for them.

– Don’t force your kids to finish the book, if they find it boring.
Do not ask what the kid has understood from the book or what it was that they liked. Formulating their reading impressions, children simplify them and turn them into schemes.


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  1. Henry January 25, 2016

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