Teaching Your Child To Love Reading

Many parents are looking for the ways to help their children develop. Reading is one of the best ways of helping children learn. However, studies show the number of children who read for fun is declining. In fact, a 2015 study found that number of children who say that they enjoyed reading had fallen by 10 percent since 2010. This alarming drop has many parents asking, what is the best way to make sure that my child loves books? Today, we’ll be looking at the benefits of reading to children and how to make sure that they enjoy reading.

There are multiple benefits to reading. First, reading is one of the most effective ways to learn new information. For example, studies have shown that reading to children from the ages of 4 to 5 may improve their literacy and numeracy skills later in life. The study found that this improvement occurred regardless of the family’s financial situation. Another benefit of reading is that books can teach your child lessons about the world. As you’re reading, ask questions about how the characters are feeling or how your child might react in that situation. This will teach them empathy for others and will help them learn the appropriate way to react to difficult situations. This is also a great way to form a closer bond with your child, as you both experience the world of the book together. Finally, reading might give you indications that your child has undiagnosed issues. For example, if they are squinting it might be a sign that they need glasses.  With so many benefits, fostering the habit of becoming a lifelong reader is important. But what is the best way of doing this?

With the number of people who read regularly dropping, it is more important than ever to find a way of getting your child interested in books. One of the best ways of doing this is to let your child pick out their own books. This will make them more engaged and more excited about reading. Also, if they find a series that they love make sure that the rest of the books are available. Studies have also found that limiting screen time might an effective way of encouraging kids to read. Additionally, reading aloud to your children might also help them enjoy books. Make sure to hold your tongue if you don’t enjoy the book, they might view negative comments as a criticism of reading. Finally, you should make sure that your child notices you are enjoying reading. This will re-enforce the idea that reading can be fun.

Reading is a great way of helping your child learn more about the world. Multiple studies have confirmed the educational benefits that children who love books receive. But many parents struggle to find the best ways to encourage their children to read. Thankfully, we’ve presented multiple tips in this article to you foster a love of words in your children. So, go to the library and select a few great books you can read together today.

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