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  • Writer's pictureZareenjit Kaur

5 Ways To Encourage Good Reading Habits.

Reading is the backbone of education, but sadly, many kids like to play video games or watch TV instead of reading. Promoting a love for reading in kids can be a difficult task for anyone, but using the right techniques, one can easily turn a reluctant child into a book lover. Engrossing reading habits in kids is an important part of education and should not be ignored at an early age. Here is how you can make a child learn to read English and other commonly used words, and turns them into a great rampant reader.

Tips To Develop Reading Habits in Kids

Here are some tips that will help you make the child you are taking care of fall in love with books: TV

1. Make Reading a Daily Habit

When the kid is a toddler, you should start raising a reader. At this age, they respond to the soothing rhythm of a voice reading audibly. Play nursery rhymes or poems daily morning and ask them to repeat the words. If you make reading part of their daily routine, the child will grow up looking ahead for it. Play games and challenge them to read out words correctly.

2. Read in Front of the Child

Whether you like books, magazines, or graphic novels, let the child observe it while you are reading. Kids always learn from the activities that they observe. If they see you getting excited about reading, the child will probably grasp your enthusiasm.

3. Find Reading Habits in Everyday Life

Reading is not just about having a reading session with a good book. It’s a part of your daily life also. When you go through your day, help the child spot out some “reading moments” around. Practice reading menus, movie names, road signs, game instructions, grocery lists, or recipes—explain to the child that reading is everywhere.

4. Create a Reading Space

Creating a reading space at your place will make the child understand that books do have value in everyone’s life. Your reading space doesn’t need to be big; it can be a corner of the couch also where the child sleeps. Pick a comfortable spot with enough light and keep books of the child’s interest that will help the child connect reading with coziness and comfort.

5. Let Your Child Pick Their Favorite Books and Authors

A new reader or just starting over reading, books with colorful images and characters, comics, poems books, etc. will grow their interest in reading those books. Also, reading their favorite storybooks repeatedly; will make them curious to read more stories by themselves.

Implement these tips to develop a child’s interest in reading so that they can become an even better learner. With a modest focus and direction, you can encourage good reading habits in the kids.

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