It is important that parents read to their children, parents want their children to read however many school children don’t want to read.
First and foremost, parents and teachers should find out how the child feels about reading. If the child does not like to read, forcing him to do so may not yield positive results. Children need to know that adults in their life are very positive about their reading and therefore positive reinforcements from parents and teachers can get children into reading. Research about reading says that the most critical aspect about reading is- how the child feels about reading and that adult’s in their life’s care about their reading. Most children will not even read every day especially if it is forced reading for pleasure.
Families can have time reserved for reading, thus even if the child is reluctant he knows that this time is reserved for reading, irrespective of what’s the reading material . It is very commonly heard about daily allowance for the children but, book allowance is some thing that we would like to suggest to the parents. Even if the allowance permits purchase of very less material like newspaper or a magazine once in a week, the parents are already helping the child develop willingness to reading.
Some time to spare at a good magazine rack coupled with a few purchases of reading material is a good way to exercise children’s interest. Since today’s world is increasingly becoming dependent on technology, there is another way to grab the child’s attention~ by, subscribing to various reading magazines of the child’s interest.
Children whose parents indulge in reading also happen to pick up this quality systematically, parents in this case acting as model readers. Reading out loud to the children or perhaps making room for your child’s favorite books, can bring out a feeling of ownership for his books.
Help your children develop positive hobbies and interests at home and assist them seek reading material of their interest. Parents and guardians can work together with the children in discussing books they are currently reading or maybe even attend a sale at library, book exhibition or book stalls.
Have a generous selection of books at your home, by displaying them in a location important at your home, let your children know the importance of books and knowledge. One should not limit the selection of the books at their home, instead have a collection of reading material that covers various subjects and topics.
Last but not the least, with changing current scenario and the competitive environment around us, it is required that your children develop more and more curiosity for reading, surely the same with time will be mastered into a future hobby.