Parenting - Other | 5-12 yrs

8 Tips To Inculcate The Reading Habit

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“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Reading is not just an extremely important and productive skill but also an essential one that will serve as a useful tool for your children. Books teach a lot of things to children. Reading enables children to expand their vocabulary and the command of the language that results gives a boost to their confidence and creativity.

Lifehack.org, in one of its articles “14 Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit” says ‘reading is highly enjoyable with a good book teaching you about things beyond your daily horizons.’ Tips to cultivate a lifetime reading habit include setting of times every day to read, making sure you always carry a book to read anywhere and making a list of all the great books you would want to read such as War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and others.

Indiaparenting states picking a book suited to your child’s age as one great way to inculcate the reading habit. Select a book suitable to your child’s age that guarantees and interesting read and you and your child are all ready to get started.

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