Your child’s vulnerability is wonderful all on its own. The habit of reading is one of the most important things your child needs to learn. Sometimes parents tend to neglect to properly educate their kids, with the right reading materials. Most parents will allow their children to play with their video games endlessly or let them learn most of their school lessons from the internet. Instead of giving them a lot of toys, try giving them some children books with lots of big pictures in it.
Being a pre-school teacher, in my class room I have a little area which I labeled as “my library”, where I kept many different types of children’s books like, Mary has a little lamb, The ginger bread man, The three little bears, Jack and the bean stalk, The three little pigs, and many fairly tale stories. To be honest that is the favorite spot for most of my students, so I have to constantly monitoring them as to ensure that they don’t damage the books too bad, although most of the time I have to repair most of those books.
Unfortunately a lot of people don’t realize that their kids can pick up a lot of things just by reading a book. Reading a book helps them to learn new words. Various reading material will also help to enhance the understanding and knowledge of your child, and surprisingly even at the early stage of pregnancy and child birth. Experts encourage many parents to indulge their kids to read books that help to widen their sense of understanding different things in the world. If you take a look at most children books, it incorporates moral lessons that help the child’s mental status as he/she grows.
Being able to help your child to feel more comfortable to pick up the art of reading a book, will become easier for them to achieve a lot of things while they are still in school and as they continue to go on with their life. Some schools encourage their students to participate in several non-curricular activities such as book fairs. Also this will give your child an advantage over the other children who haven’t read as many books as they have. It would be nice to take your kids with you whenever you are shopping for books, that way they will be able to look at many different books in the store.
By observing their actions you will be able to know which books caught their attention. This will give you a good understanding as to which book to buy. When your child develops reading skills, then you will notice a change of dedication in their learning ability for other things. Each book you read will tell you stories about different kinds of people, and then the children will begin to compare and assess the diversities of the real world.
This open up a world that they know nothing about and it will also help you the parent to educate your children more. As for toddlers you may focus on board books that will give them the idea of reading more interactive as their minds explore on different identification games. The board books are generally the best in helping the child’s identification in various shape, sizes, and colors. Bright colorful objects or pictures will help the child to develop an interest in the book. Most children experts will recommend board books because it’s the best start to immerse children to read kids books.
By constantly visiting the library with your kids, they will eventually develop an interest in books and it is also a healthy practice in nurturing their education sooner than you think. In any case you might be surprised to know that your children will easily develop the habit of reading a book without you having to remind them all the time.