“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”, is a popular idiom. It is also the motivation behind most parents wanting to inculcate the habit of reading in their kids. However, in the modern age of distractions galore, it’s easier said than done, and is a common source of pain and complaints among parents and teachers of young kids alike.
Whether you’re a prospective parent that already wants future children to become readers, or a frustrated parent trying to make your kids read, we’d like to tell you that with a little ingenuity, honest effort and our tips, you’ll stand a pretty good chance of being able to inculcate this extremely useful hobby in your child. Let’s dive right in.
Practice What You Preach
Talk to Your Child, Don’t Prescribe
Discuss What Your Child is Reading
Try Different Formats of Books
Reading-Related Social Activities
Remember, Technology is Your Friend
At betterU, we are strong believers in the habit of reading and its ability to open new horizons for children – allowing them to gain a wider perspective on things. We also believe that the ability of technology to provide an immersive and engaging experience is key to the development of children, whether it be in their extra-curricular habits or their coursework. Just like the habit of reading, kids are often uninterested in school because they are not being engaged or interested, but new-age technology and courseware can change that completely! Check out betterU’s wide collection of KG – Grade 12 courses to supplement your children’s learning experience and do better at school!