Book are crucial when it comes to the education of children. They are also easy to carry, they don’t require a charger, and can keep them occupied during long car drives or while hanging around at the beach. However, not all infants are attracted to this sport, so we have compiled a list of ways you can keep your child interested in books this summer.
“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty, but rather as a gift that emphasizes the fun of opening a new book and celebrating the satisfaction that comes from reading another story,” says Kate DiCamillo a winner of the Newbery Medal for writing and champion of the National Summer Reading Library Program.
Experts recommend that children read for at least 20 minutes a day, or six books during the entire holiday so that they could keep their mind working and avoid the summer slide.
Some parents find it hard to convince their infants to pick up a book in their spare time, but we have compiled a list of tricks that could help you keep your child interested in books this summer.
Always keep a book in your bag.
Whether you are waiting in line at the doctor’s office, or you’re stuck in traffic, a book can keep your child busy and engage his mind at the same time.
Plan a reading trip.
During the summer vacation, you can make things interesting and plan a short camping trip (it can even be in the backyard) where you read a couple of interesting stories with your child. They will appreciate the attention, and you will be able to spark their interest in a new book.
Find a subject that your child is interested in.
The fun part of reading as a hobby or an extracurricular activity is immersing yourselves in worlds you want to know more about. If your child has a hobby, let’s say dinosaurs, buy him a book about the ancient reptiles. It will spark his or her interest and devour the book before you have time to look for another.
Children magazines are great.
Lately, children magazines have been getting better and better. Find one that suits your child and your own preferences and have it delivered to your doorstep. Apart from featuring interesting articles, short stories, and exciting challenges, the magazines also often come with small surprises that bring excitement to the kids.
Combine reading with another fun activity.
If your child has a regular group of friends, challenge them to read a book and then try and reenact it as good as possible. They will have plenty of fun and besides reading the book, they will also understand the action and characters better, preparing their minds for future scholastic endeavors.
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