Every parent wants what’s best for their child. One of the most important ways is to set your child for life is by reading. The best part is that when your child learns to read, they better understand logic concepts and judge better, making it easier to build relationships and have longer attention spans. If you find it challenging to get your child to read, here are four ways to help them read more efficiently and enjoy it.
Make it a routine
Routines make a child settle down more when trying to understand how the world works. Setting time aside to teach your child to read books used in a kids’ reading program will make them excited, especially when they recognize words they know. However, start early before they learn to read that way when they are older as they appreciate its importance.
Encourage your child to read on a regular basis
A very effective way to make your child read is by making books available everywhere in the house. Swap most toys with books and let them see your reading too. Lure your child to a book by starting a story about a book they know, then send them to find it and bring them to you. Encourage them to complete the story so you can enjoy it too.
Find books they love
Start by exposing your child to different books and encourage them to pick the ones they fancy the most as bedtime stories. When shopping for books, go with your child and sit with them as they peruse through the different kinds of children’s books. Buy the ones that pick their interest the most since they will find it equally interesting to read them. However, strive to select different genres and books that will help them expand their intellectual abilities when watching kids reading programs.
It is not all about books
Your child can enjoy reading by doing everyday things and incorporating reading into it. To enhance reading skills, ask your child to set the table with you and ask them to read and spell the items they see in use. When helping you handle dinner preparation, they can have the privilege of reading the recipes for their favorite meal. Eventually, their reading skills will go well with practical skills.
By Rachelle Wilber
Rachelle is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700