It is possible to raise a child who enjoys reading. Nonetheless, a person should keep in mind that no matter how well you prepare to foster a love of books in your child, other factors may keephim (or her)from being a book lover. All you are able to achieve as a father or mother is give the reassurance, but the rest depends on your child.
One thing you can do to inspire a love of books is to read to your child from early childhood. This teaches her that reading signifies unique times with mom and dad. She will associate books with affection, which supports a feeling of safety and a love for books as objects that bring security to her. As your child gets older and is capable of playing with toys on her own, supply books that she can touch, chew, and bang around. Even though the toddler will end up wrecking them, the child will begin to associate books together with having a good time.
Sometimes, you will find your child asking you to read repeatedly the exact same book. As an grownup, this may feel like a tedious chore. Do it anyway. Repetitive reading is one of the most effective way that children discover new words. Don’t push your kids to listen to a book if he/she is presenting you signals that he/she would prefere be doing something else. When a kid is young, reading must be a enjoyable experience.
As your child begins to read, give her a special place in the house that is her reading corner. It could be a beanbag pillow in her bedroom or a special child-sized rocking chair in the living room. While reading doesnt have to be done only in this corner, having that special place set aside for reading will make it feel like a special event in her day. Let her choose the reading chair in a special shopping trip with mom or dad.
Once your child begins learning how to read, you should still read to her. This will improve her vocabulary as you introduce her to words she has never heard or seen before. Take turns reading paragraphs or sentences to make reading a group effort.
If you find that your child does not like to read, you may be tempted to bribe her to read. Avoid this if you can. Bribery does not cultivate a love of books. It teaches your child that reading is something to be endured for a reward. Instead, try to figure out why she doesnt like to read. Are the books you have offered her boring to her? Does she have a reading disability that needs to be addressed? Does she need glasses? Try to find books that appeal to her, even if they are not topics you are interested in, and read those books with her.
Finally, model good reading behavior whenever you can. Your children should see you reading a wide variety of materials. You should read books, magazines, newspapers, and even advertisements and celebrities children books.Your child will learn from your example that reading is something to be enjoyed every day of her life.