This is my 2nd post of #Thebookblogtrain Season2.
How can one increase the habit of reading books in kids?
Here I will share my experiences and my tips or tricks which I used for my kids. I hope you will find them useful.
Tips And Tricks to increase reading in kids-
1. Start with the books full of images –
Kids are slightly different readers, they first get attracted by the book covers, characters or the images then they agree further to read more.
Pick the book of their favourite characters or you can pick their favourite pictures book too and see the magic.
2. You have to involve with them to make them sit and read–
Here I am taking my kid’s example. They are not ready easily to sit at one place and read the book. I have to sit with them and make an environment of reading, explaining such things which they are not getting directly.
By doing this you can maintain their interest otherwise after reading some lines if they struck somewhere, they feel disinterested.
3. Let them decide which book they want to read, discover their area of interest–
My daughters like to read all type of kids magazines and books. Now she has some command on the language too so she can easily understand, what is the story talking about.
I have crossed that phonics part, that is very essential for initial reading in kids. If they wouldn’t relate then how will they connect?
4. Make reading is your family time-
I observed, kids often copy you, If you are fond of the reading or you have a habit of reading books then they will also catch the habit of reading too.
My daughter started reading like this only. I read and gave her a book too, sat with her and started explaining the story or picture. That’s how she picked up the interest of reading.
5. Don’t force kids for reading–
Kids do not appreciate the things which they do forcefully. Firstly you have to understand the mood and interest of the kid. If he or she is in the mood of playing with you then you can create different innovative games using books.
Like I do, I tell them that I will introduce the first 2 lines, then next is your turn, we will give points to each other and count in the end. Believe me, they will enjoy and ready for the engagement.
6. Initiate with Kids Ebooks and Audiobooks–
If they are small then you can start with Audiobooks and Ebooks. You can interchange their screen time with interesting Ebooks. They will definitely enjoy.
Later when they will show some interest, you can introduce the books physically.
I am sure these tips and tricks will help you. What are your suggestions and what tricks do you apply for your kids?
Please let me know in the comment section. Till then take care and enjoy reading with your kids.
Regards & Gratitude
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