As a parent, we have too many ongoing concerns in our head. It almost feels as if we are always surrounded by a noisy fan. The tussle isn’t unique to one individual, so most parents could relate over here.
If your current concern is to find out ways to help your baby get started with reading, you have landed at the right place. Here are some simple and effective techniques that can do the trick for you.
1. Let them Read what they like
If they have reached an age where they can read on their own, let them read what they like. Yes, we are not out of my minds. Agreed, this could be a different piece of advice than what you read in magazines or newspapers.
Hold on! At least, they will not miss out on the act of reading, which is crucial for their overall mental growth and development. As they say, “Something is better than nothing.” Remember, their favorite books are always going to be the ones handpicked by them and not you.
2. Be a Good Reading Role Model
Yes, it’s time for you to be in action too. Ready? Stack up some children’s book in your closet and read them often. I already knew that this statement would meet some rolling eyes. Given all the things that you do for your kids, reading children’s book will be a tough call? Read the books in front of them.
Remember, kids love to morph their parents. What you read might seem like the best book in the world for them. With purposeful intent, leave the books casually behind within their easy reach so that they can see and read the books. (Good job).
3. Expand their Book World
Goes without saying, don’t bore them with the same old books or stories. After a while, it may sound like an irritating alarm to them, which they would like to switch off at a moment’s notice. Your baby certainly deserves new stuff every once in a while.
So, actively steer them away from old books and introduce them to diverse books. New books with catchy phrases and colorful drawings will surely excite them to take their reading interest to the next level. By introducing them to books that catch their attention, but are beyond their reading level, you will be compelling them to improve their reading skills.
As we all know, books are a powerhouse of knowledge and wisdom. Giving them access to the printed words could prove to be a great blessing down the road. So, it pays to start early. It’s such a practical tool that can enrich their minds like nothing else.
Not to forget the fact that they will have a relationship with the printed words beyond their childhood as well. So, reading is a worthwhile pursuit for kids of all ages. It’s best advised to start early and not let the option of tomorrow stand in the way of starting today.