Getting Kids Interested in Reading

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One of the best gifts you can give your child is to introduce him to the wonderful world of books.

It’s never too early...or late to get your kids interested in reading. With a little nudge in the right direction, your kids will find a hobby to last them a lifetime. Here are some ideas to get you started off.

Make reading time a fun and pleasurable activity for your child, something he looks forward to. Choose a time when he relaxed and willing, so don’t expect your son to leave his exciting Ben 10 game and come running just because it’s his reading hour. Give him the freedom to choose when he wants to read. Cuddle up together and make it fun by enacting some of the scenes in the book or just acting silly; for instance mooing like a cow or going on all fours like a doggy.

You need not read for a long time, even 15 minutes will suffice. The idea is to be consistent. Try as far as possible, to read to your child everyday. You can read whatever he fancies not just story books; so it can be comics one day, a news paper clipping on his favorite topic on another.

Join a reading library and let your child choose what book he wants to read. He is more likely to read, if the book is about something that interests him.

Never force your child to read. Don’t give up altogether either. Instead find out alternative ways to get him interested. So bring in audiotapes of books or tell him the story and stop midway. Encourage him to find out what happens next from the book.

Organize little book reading sessions for your child and his friends. Make it more exciting by rounding it up with a DVD of the book and some snacks. For example Jungle book is a good book to start off with. This will ensure that the kids are interested.

Set a good example by setting aside some time everyday to read yourself. Start a family routine, like say 15 minutes after dinner, when the TV is switched off and the whole family read individually or all together.

One of the best gifts you as a parent, can give your child is to introduce him to the wonderful world of books. It’s never too early...or late to get your kids interested in reading. With a little nudge in the right direction, your kids will find a hobby to last them a lifetime. Here are some ideas to get you started off.

Make reading time a fun and pleasurable activity for your child, something he looks forward to. Choose a time when he relaxed and willing, so don’t expect your son to leave his exciting Ben 10 game and come running just because it’s his reading hour. Give him the freedom to choose when he wants to read. Cuddle up together and make it fun by enacting some of the scenes in the book or just acting silly; for instance mooing like a cow or going on all fours like a doggy.

You need not read for a long time, even 15 minutes will suffice. The idea is to be consistent. Try as far as possible, to read to your child everyday. You can read whatever he fancies not just story books; so it can be comics one day, a news paper clipping on his favorite topic on another.

Join a reading library and let your child choose what book he wants to read. He is more likely to read, if the book is about something that interests him.

Never force your child to read. Don’t give up altogether either. Instead find out alternative ways to get him interested. So bring in audiotapes of books or tell him the story and stop midway. Encourage him to find out what happens next from the book.

Organize little book reading sessions for your child and his friends. Make it more exciting by rounding it up with a DVD of the book and some snacks. For example Jungle book is a good book to start off with. This will ensure that the kids are interested.

Set a good example by setting aside some time everyday to read yourself. Start a family routine, like say 15 minutes after dinner, when the TV is switched off and the whole family read individually or all together.

You are free to share and comment on your child's favourite books and his reading habits.

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Make it neutral gender for refering kid and list out like points or steps so people dont reading like stroy... but can consider as steps or rules