Spending quality time together as a family is great!
Make reading part of your family’s fun times! Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are, instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others.
Intellectual performance will expand as well and it will also help them become great writers.
So you may ask how can I help my child become a better reader?
Here’s an easily applicable list of things you, as a parent, can do to help your child at any time.
- First of all, be the example you want them to follow! Let your child see you reading! Have magazines and books around the house that are easily accessible.
- Keep a dictionary on hand and help your child find new words they hear or read.
- If you have a public library in the country you live, visit it regularly with your child.
- Movie version coming out? Read the book version first and then compare to the movie. As I say, books are ALWAYS better than the movie.
- Set aside a nice, quiet reading area for your child to read with a comfy chair or cushions and a good reading light.
- Encourage your child to write, this could be thank you letters, a diary, lists, stories etc.
- Read mysteries with your child, if they enjoy them that is, and try to figure out clues together.
- Ask your child questions about what she or he is reading, but please don’t interrogate them! Share with your child about what you are reading and encourage them to do the same.
Hope you found this helpful!
Let me know if and how it worked out for you!
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