"World Reading Day"
Reading is one of the most fundamental skills learners need to learn to be successful.
Not only do good reading skills benefit students academically, but they are also a skill required for lifelong success. Reading develops vocabulary, increases attention span, and promotes stronger analytical thinking.
GETTING YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN READING
The key to encouraging reading habits in kids is reading with them at home from a young age. By reading together often, learners will learn firsthand the joys reading can bring, helping them to develop a motivation to read.
However, every learner learns and processes information differently. This means that some children may have a natural love of reading, and some may not.
Not every child loves to read. Some common reasons children don’t like to read include:
• Your child feels like reading is a chore
• Your child has difficulty reading
• Your child thinks reading is boring
• Your child hasn’t found the right book yet
The good news is that when you know why your child doesn’t like to read, you can address the issue and begin to make reading more enjoyable.
By learning to make reading fun, Gajera International School’s educators gave special efforts to learners to develop a love of reading, encouraging better reading habits and making learning easier.
THESE ARE THE 10 WAYS TO ENCOURAGE GOOD READING HABITS IN KIDS
Educators Tried these 10 easy tips to encourage the learners to good reading habits in the kiddoes by making reading fun.
1. CREATE A READING AREA.
Make an area for learners to read in with his or her help. Grab a bean bag chair, fun accessories, a variety of books, and learners will have his or her own cozy reading corner.
2. ENCOURAGE READING AT HOME AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.
Teach learners that reading is more than just for books. Practice reading menus, movie names, road signs, game instructions, and more—show your child reading is everywhere.
3. SET AN EXAMPLE.
Act as a role model and read in front of the child. Watching you reading magazines, newspapers, and books shows the learners that reading is important. Encourage the child to join you with the child’s own book while you are reading.
4. MAKE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN READING AND REAL LIFE.
Help the child apply what he or she is reading to everyday life. Making connections between books and your child’s own experience can help increase learners’ interest in reading.
5. KEEP READING MATERIALS IN THE HOUSE.
Give your child easy access to books and other reading materials at home. This helps him or she understand that reading doesn’t only happen at school—it can happen anywhere.
6. VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.
Making reading fun can be easy with a library card. Take advantage of the selection at your local public library by letting your child pick out a book that catches his or her attention.
7. TALK ABOUT WHAT YOUR CHILD IS READING.
After the child has finished a book, educators discuss what happened and ask what learners’ favorite part was. This will enhance the learner’s comprehension skills, and make reading a family activity.
8. EXPOSE THE CHILD TO DIFFERENT BOOK SORTS.
Find a book that interests learners. Explore different types like mystery, science-fiction, comic books, and more. The more interested the child is in a subject, the more he or she will be excited to read!
9. SUPPORT THE LEARNERS.
If learners have difficulty reading and get frustrated, take a step back and see where he or she is struggling. Talk with educators and address the issue as soon as possible.
10. READ EACH NIGHT.
Make reading part of the child’s night-time routine. This habit helps the child learn to associate reading with relaxation.
READING SHOULD BE FUN, NOT FRUSTRATING!
Gajera International School’s educators Use these tips to get their learners to interest in reading so he or she can become an even better learner. With a little focus and direction, educators can help give the learners, the reading boost he or she needs.