“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life” – Mortimer Adler
Reading is a wonderful effortless pastime. It is very imperative to help your child develop the habit of learning so that reading develops as an activity of choice for him. Acquiring the habit of reading is like creating a refuge from all distresses of life.
A good book can teach you afar daily prospects and can be very satisfying. The characters, in the stories, makes one feel much related to and help in developing an understanding about life issues and streamlining them.
Books are highly enjoyable. Reading helps to improve vocabulary for your child. It increases the concentration span and let them focus better for a longer duration of time. Good reading habits prepare the child for a school where adapting to the reading focused classroom environments gets easier.
Reading habit has the potential to make children thirst for knowledge and can also help them acquire self-confidence and independence.
Reading makes one think, think beyond the immediate moments which build up strong intelligence and creative side in teens.
If your teen is struggling up to pick a book lately, do not worry!
With the changing lifestyle situations, it’s easy for kids to opt out of reading and get more into gadgets and digital routine.
With some little efforts, you can actually tap the interest of reading in your child:
- It is very important to catch the curiosity of the child. Encourage them to read books that interest them for the starters. Books on biographies of their favorite athletes, sci-fi books, books catering to the issues of everyday life of teens, etc. can be good for gravitating teens towards subjects that matter and are relatable to them.
- The habit of reading and listening goes hand in hand. Spark your child to listen to audio books while on his way to school or tuitions. This will help with their concentration and retention skills.
- Have you ever heard, “the movie was okay, but the book was better”? It is easy to motivate teens to read a book for the movie they like. If a movie based on a book is on next release, try reading the book first and then making it to the movie show!
- It is very important to have books handy at home. Creating a home library is a worthy idea. It incorporates an idea of how important is reading and good books are meant to be cherished.
- You can encourage having book club vents for your child and his friends to discuss and talk about their favorite books, their favorite authors, etc. This drive can inspire kids to read more and be more eager to share their learnings from the previous book they read.
Rightly said, Books are your best friend. They give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything around!
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