Children have the perfect imagination, but if this imagination isn’t fostered and supported properly, they stop being so creative. One of the best ways that you can do is read to your child as often as possible, and help them to fall in love with the pages of a book.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can make reading fun. You can look to High Low reading books to help children to learn to read, and you can make the time to put reading as a priority for your family. So, let’s take a look at how you can help your children to fall in love with reading and let it become a part of your everyday life.
- Read As A Family
If you make reading a family activity that you do every evening, you’re going to build the time to read into your day. This will make all the difference to the way that your children feel about reading. They will be able to look forward to the time spent together every day. A good routine is a must if you want them to fall in love with other worlds. Reading has to be a fun activity, but it won’t be if it feels forced. Set aside time every night for a story, even if they don’t seem interested!
- Let The Child Choose the Book
You can use all of the textbooks you want to help you to teach your children to read, but if they’re not interested in the story, you’re going to be beating your head against a brick wall. Don’t put stress on the situation when you can let them choose a book they want to listen to and read that.
- Choose Relatable Stories
While fantasy books are wonderful, you can also choose books that reflect things that are going on in the life of your child right now. Relatable stories help them to feel seen and heard, and you can open up conversations with your children when you read books that make them feel comfortable. Gentle books and books that reflect emotions will really help your children to feel heard while they learn.
- Visit Libraries
A library is a place your children can have better access to books than any other place for free, and so you should consider allowing your children to choose both fiction and factual books. These will be based on their current interests, and it will help them to learn a little more, too.
- Re-Read The Same Books
Children often like to hear the same books over and over, and reading those familiar books will help them to absorb the information and master a story. Children like familiarity, it helps to keep suspense out of the situation and prevents nightmares!
- Encourage Their Stories
Children have a fantastic imagination, but the only way they’re going to embrace it is if you encourage storytelling where possible. Let them draw their stories and write about them as much as possible!
Books to read with your children
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