Easy Ways to Get your Kids to Read More
From learning their ABC’s to sounding out complex words, learning how to read is one of the most important life skills your child will acquire. As exciting as it is to flip through a colourful picture book and read adventurous tales, as your child grows older they may trade this classic activity for something more technological based. Here is your chance to reinstill their interest in finding excitement in literature!
Encourage Mindful Reading
With today’s strict public guidelines, attending school on a daily basis and maintaining any other extracurricular activities, your child’s schedule might seem a little overwhelming. Encourage your child to wind down with reading before bed.
Have a Variety of Genres Available
Parents often believe that texts such as comic books or graphic novels carry little educational value to their children. It is very important to understand that any kind of reading is highly beneficial for improving speed, cognitive function, vocabulary development and even increasing empathy.
Create a Comfortable Environment
Your child will feel more inclined to settle down with a good book if they have an inviting place to do so. Pick an area to add some cool blankets, comfy pillows and other items your child may enjoy like their favourite stuffed animal or fuzzy slippers.
Model the Behaviour
Being your child’s biggest influence, they are more likely to look up to you and the things you do. If your child discovers your own interest in reading, and notices you choosing books over screen time, you’ll be surprised to find them making the same choices.