The Perfect time to Get Your Children to Read
With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, there’s nothing more relaxing than lounging outside in the sun with a good book for spring. And if the weather is still a little wintery where you're at, perhaps reading books about spring with your kids will help pass the time until warmer weather arrives.
Reading Is just important for children, not only at springtime. In many ways, reading sets the foundation for life skills children will need as they grow up. It is an important part of school, as well as an important factor in nurturing greater awareness of the world around us. Plus, it can help improve mental health. Reading may also make us calmer and happier. Also, sharing books with your child can make you closer while your child learns.
There are many benefits of reading that extend well beyond literacy, including greater emotional intelligence. Reading provides connection, access to knowledge, and inspiration. It also strengthens a multitude of developmental, academic, socio-emotional, and cognitive skills.
Children need three things to help nurture a love of reading: curiosity, time, and modeling. Make reading together a fun bonding time each day. Simply reading with your child is the best way to foster a love of reading. Aim for reading to be an exciting social activity, not a solitary one, so it builds relationships as well as knowledge and curiosity. It should be enjoyable, interactive, and the basis for lots of asking questions, listening, curiosity, and connection. Focus on the pure joy of reading and hearing stories. Your child will benefit simply by listening. They will feel your energy and this will spark their curiosity and get them hooked so that they can grow into independent readers." Read often! Promoting routine, consistency, and repetition will help reading become a lifelong habit.
Reading is like many other activities, the more one does it, the better one gets at it, and the better one gets at it, the more one likes to do the activity! Choose books that are interesting to your child. This will help keep your child engaged in reading. You can also let your child pick their own books. If you are not sure where to start, ask for recommendations from teachers, librarians, and other parents. It is key for your child to see their parents also routinely reading for pleasure. It does not have to be a book it can be the newspaper, recipes, magazines, etc., in print or online. The bottom line is to read, read, read in front of your children. Children imitate their parents. If parents read, their children will read, too.