Reading is something that we human beings has developed after the evolutionary process of thousands of years and it played a vital role in the development our race and differentiating us from the other species.
Some people argue that among all of our hobbies, reading is the best one and may be they are right. Reading is such a habit which must be cultivated in the younger years, because it can be a very effective tool in the wholesome mental development of a child. So parents should make it a point to take some steps right from the beginning, to encourage their children to start reading from the very beginning.
So from the next time when your toddler finds a book around and tries to chew or tear apart it’s pages, never mind. The baby is just curious about the book; all you need to do is teach your baby what the book is actually intended for.
Many behavioral therapists suggest that reading or even listening to the recitation by their parents can be helpful in developing healthy behavioral patterns in the children. In this regard some expert tips are discussed below-
Start Right Away: There’s no specific age limit of children from when you can be advised to start reading to your children. But the only thing that can be said in this regard s that, start as soon as you can. Never mind that your child is still going to the pre-school classes or in the kindergarten. It’s such a wonderful thing that you should get your child introduced to it at the earliest possible.
Start Reading Yourself, Aloud: The first step in encouraging your children to start reading, must be you, reading aloud and regularly, in front of them. It’s bound to ignite curiosity in them about the thrill of reading. It’s found that the kids whose parents read in front of them when they are much younger are most likely to adopt the habit themselves in their later years. So be the role model yourself, start reading books to them and motivate their indulgence in it.
Collect and Keep Some Good Books Handy Around the House: It’s another step in the direction of developing reading habit in your children, to collect and stock some decent reading materials in your house. These books are bound to act as a magnetic factor to attract your child towards reading.
You will find it very much evident that children growing in the houses where there’s a good collection of books are most likely to adopt reading habit, in comparison to the houses deprived of books. So what for you are waiting, just hop into your local book market and collect some books which you think that your kids will love to read. If you are perplexed about which books to pick, you can surf the net and get a list of most popular children books.
Make Reading a Family Affair: If you ready to take to take the whole reading issue very seriously, make it a family affair. It means the involvement of not only you and your child but also the other adult members of your family.
Once you are able to do this, your child is almost bound to get motivated and understand the worth and importance of reading themselves. Once you are able to accomplish these, you will see that your child will stick to the wonderful addiction of reading, throughout their lives.