Encouraging children to read is almost always challenging. Most children prefer to play with their toys or watch television. Going to preschool is one of the best ways to encourage your child’s love for learning but that won’t be enough if it’s not reinforced at home.
We’re not telling you to become “tiger parents” and expect your child to read 10 books a week. That would not be an enjoyable experience for your child, and making reading fun for kids is our goal in this blog post.
Top Kids Academy is here to share some tips to encourage your child to read books at home. Here are some:
- Develop your child’s oral language. Give them books that fit their current language skill level. After reading, have them pinpoint their favorite parts of the story.
- Read them several stories every day. The more your child is exposed to literature, the more reading will become a part of their life.
- Surround your child with reading material. Ignite a passion for literature by having a good selection of books and magazines that fit your child’s reading level.
- Let your child choose what they read. The more interest they have in a certain story, comic book, or magazine, the more information they are able to retain.
We also allow the students in our child care center in Orlando, Florida to take turns picking out stories that their teachers will read to the class.