Reading to a child should be conversational and a good source of bonding. The experience also increases a child’s brain activity. There are several ways to enhance the reading process. Babies love bright and colorful books. They will enjoy helping turn the pages and pointing to objects in the story. Toddlers can be restless, so consider short books for them. They tend to be active when being read to. For preschooler children, ask them questions about the story or to predict where it is going. By the time they reach the third grade, most children can read to themselves. However, it is still important to read aloud to them.
- When reading with your kids make sure they enjoy the topic at hand.
- As they get older, you can have them pick the book out that they want
- As they get older they are going to change their mindset about reading. Keep that in mind.
“Enhance the experience by talking about what’s on the pages such as the colors, letters, and pictures”