Reading is a window to the world. By reading, you will get broad insight. Reading also trains you to empathize with others. In fact, studies prove that people who like to read books can live happier. Unfortunately, 90 percent of kids don’t like to read books. Begin to introduce kids to various kinds of books from childhood to foster interest in reading. Here are tips that you can apply so that kids like to read books. Reading also enhances the cognitive function of the brain to think about context and sharpens the ability to remember. Therefore, diligent reading can reduce your risk of various age-related brain diseases, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Tips Reading strategies
Give examples to kids
kids tend to imitate what their parents do. So, first demonstrate to him that you are accustomed to reading so that kids like to read books too. No need for a “heavy” book, encourage kids to read picture books together or read stories to them.
Get used to making reading sessions at least one hour a day. In this way, kids will assume reading is an important activity to do, so that over time he will get used to and eventually read on his own without having to “tell”
Introduce various books for kids
After kids get used to funny and colorful picture books, start introducing more types of books and other reading. You can take your kids out to the library or bookstore. Introduce a variety of reading books for kids, so that later they can choose the books they like.
Encourage kids to read what they see
Make reading an important part of your kids’s lives. Let them read menus, movie names, roadside signs, game guides, weather reports, and other simple information that you find everyday. Always make sure your kids have something to read in their free time.
Let them choose what they read
Teaching kids to read diligently is not just about giving books to read. Let them choose the books or reading material they will read. By choosing their own books, kids will be more motivated to do it themselves.
In addition, you also need to help kids in choosing books that are appropriate for the age of the kid with topics that interest them to trigger the desire to read them.
Take advantage of applications on your gadget
Generally kids will more often use gadgets as a means of playing or to watch kids’s videos. However, make it a habit for kids to use gadgets to download reading applications that can be used as a means of reading kids. You can also monitor what kids enjoy reading.
Show your interest in kids’s reading
Your response to a kid’s reading hobby has a strong effect on how hard they will try to be a good reader. Always remember to give them sincere praise for their efforts.
You can ask your kid to retell the book he has read, to show your interest in what your kid is reading.