Books have always been a good friend of humans. According to psychologists, even a child as young as a 6-month-old children can develop an interest in books. You do not need to read the book, it is enough to spend a good time flipping through the picture book with the child and defining the story and explaining the pictures.
One of the most effective ways to teach children reading skills is to provide an environment at home that encourages them to read.
Here are some suggestions in this regard:
In order to ensure that your children enjoy reading, you need to show that you are interested in books and reading. Read newspapers and magazines even if you do not have a book available. Read books with interest and try to be a good role model for your children. If you watch too much TV, you can not expect your child to be interested in reading.
Having books at home is very important, but more importantly, parents should plan for their children to use them. According to experts, the best way is to allocate a special place for reading books.
If this is not possible, even one corner of the room can be dedicated to the library or reading area. The most important thing for the child is to realize and feel the importance you give on books and reading. We can make this place easier for children to use by using chairs, pillows and cushions .
Schedule a time for all family members to come here and read a book together. 15 minutes each day is enough for group reading. In most families, the best time to read a book is after eating dinner and washing dishes. Instead of reading books, families can talk to each other or talk about their childhood books, poems, and stories in these 15 minutes.
Prepare books according to the family’s facilities. Try to spend part of your monthly budget on books, even if they are as cheap as a small book.
Taking your child to the library is a good way to familiarize them with the books. The child becomes more eager to read in an effort to follow the parenting pattern.
If you have a home library, set aside a small shelf for your child’s books. In this way, in addition to making your child happy and respectful, you show him the value and importance you place on his reading book.
This bookshelf, like the child itself, grows rapidly and your child gradually accumulates treasures in it.
Take every opportunity to show the importance of reading and its fun. For example, by giving a book as a gift, a library membership card, subscribing to a magazine for a child, and so on.
Talk to your neighbors and schedule a day in a week or in a month to announce a neighborhood children’s book day. Children can talk, discuss, exchange books, or arrange to read a story and play it in the form of a play.
Make a book with your child. Stick his favorite pictures, interesting pictures of magazines, flowers and animals cut from pieces of cloth, and paper mannequins in paper notebooks or cloths and make his first picture book. By participating in this work, the child will be doubly interested in books.
Read books to your children before they learn to read. Reading a book should be done at a specific time each day. The best time to read a book is at night before your baby goes to bed. Imagination is at its best at this time and children can end their day in peace. It’s good for the baby to get into bedtime habits. But it often happens during the day that the child wants to read a book to him at that moment.
In this case, if you have the opportunity, welcome his/her offer. Sit on your knees or sit next to him/her while he/she is lying in bed and read a book to him/her. In addition to the pleasure of listening to the story, this close contact and hearing your voice will calm your child.
A child-friendly book is a book that parents will enjoy reading. It is obvious that everyone has their own interests and opinions, but when choosing a book for a child, one should pay the most attention to his/her own taste and interest. In addition, it is obvious that special attention should be paid to the appropriateness of literature and book topics with a clean childhood atmosphere.
Make sure to avoid excess.
If you insist on reading too much, the child may refuse and react upside down. Children should never be forced to read books. Some parents, without saying it directly, in practice create in their child the feeling that they will not love him /her until he/she learns to read. This method is very dangerous. Study should never be used as a penalty. Conversely, it can be used as a reward. Only then will children become acquainted with the world of books and reading as a beautiful and lovable world.
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