There are several things parents can do to help their kids develop good reading habits. One is to start when they are newborns. Babies enjoy the soothing rhythm of a voice and a warm lap. Children also learn by observation, so let them see you read. Another tip is to pick a comfortable spot in your home to use as a dedicated reading space. Also be sure to take your child to the library and let them pick out the books. In addition, look for reading moments in everyday life, such as reading road signs or grocery lists. While it may be boring to read the same book over and over, children enjoy it and can benefit from it. Finally, understand what reading skills to expect at different ages.
- If your child sees you reading, they will be more likely to pick up the habit themselves.
- Take your child to the library and let them pick out what they want to read.
- Adults may get tired reading the same story over and over, but children benefit from it.
“Picking a comfy spot that has enough light and room to keep a book or two can help your child connect reading with coziness and comfort.”