Learning - Language Skills | 5-18 yrs

How To Encourage Your Child To Read


Parents and teachers alike have always stressed on the importance of reading books. It doesn’t have to be just school books or guides, reading non-fiction and fiction can also help children learn a lot. Just imagine, it’s a beautiful rainy day, and a child is sitting by the window sill with a book in her hand and a glass of juice on the table. Doesn’t it bring a smile to your face? So, why not encourage your child to read?

The famous American journalist, Margaret Fuller once said, “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Reading helps your child assimilate a lot of information which will help her not just in her present, but also in future. While most of us have understood the benefits of reading, some are still at a loss when it comes to ways in which they can encourage their children to pick up a book.

Worry not! Here’s a quick tip, published in an article titled, "10 Radical Ideas for Getting Kids to Read", on Huffington Post. According to the article, “While riding on the yellow school bus to school or a field trip, have kids read comic books, magazines, and books for fun. Students who suffer motion sickness (documented by a parent) can listen to a book on tape.” Or, simply, just read to your child every night before she goes to sleep. Children after all learn from examples!

For more tips on encouraging children to read, flip through the ClipBook, which brings to you some of the best links on the topic from across the web. 


Why Is Reading So Important?

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Children And Reading

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Common Questions About Kids And Reading

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Surprising Findings About Kids' And Teens' Reading

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Let Children Read The Books They Love

Children should be allowed to read whatever they enjoy, the author Neil Gaiman said as he warned that well-meaning adults could destroy a child's love of reading forever.

10 Radical Ideas For Getting Kids To Read

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What To Do When Your Child Hates Reading?

It’s hard to know how to react when your child hates reading, and even harder to figure out how to motivate children to read. Try these simple, but meaningful steps to help move your reluctant reader toward a book-filled future.

A Website To Encourage Reading In Kids

Reading is a very important part of a child's life. If you are looking to help your child develop the habit of reading and also track his or progress in reading, then this site may be of great help. Find some useful articles and resources here.

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