We know it’s fun to watch your child read and be an avid, well-read child. Most parents try to start early and introduce their kids to reading and force them to pick the habit fast. This might actually push your child to the extent where she hates reading. Are you guilty of those mistakes too? Read on to find out and know how to fix it.
Not explaining the meaning of words
When you read out to her and she asks you the meaning of a word, the worst you could do is to ignore her. Always pause, explain the word, and give her examples of other instances where the word can be used. You could also ask her to come up with her own set of examples.
Kids are drawn to images and their attention span is low when it comes to words. Therefore, it is important that you get her books that are appropriate for her age, mostly filled with an ample number of images.
Forcing your interest genres
Everyone has their own area of interest when it comes to reading. Your child might not like sci-fi like you do, and that is perfectly fine. Let her pick her poison, and do not force her to read what you like.
Not having other activities
Reading is a great habit, but your child needs to indulge in other activities as well in her free time. She has a lot of reading and studying to do as part of school activities, so make sure she has some breathing time with other activities and not just spend all her time reading.
Not Enough Choice of Books
The intoxication that a good book gives is unmatchable and once a person is used to it, it gets difficult to accept the fact that there are not enough books to drown yourself in. So, make sure your child has ample number of books to read.