Reading is a kind of learning process by gaining lesson from written language. Since children have the advance ability of learning, they can learn new thing easily. By reading, children can improve their knowledge, develop their imagination and raise their cretivities. Though children prefer plays with friend rather than read. Then how to make them interest? Here are the answer that might inspire parents to encourage children to read.
The first ways goading children to love book and read is by reading them a story book. Telling a story particularly in night can expand their imagination and creativities especially when it telled by visual display. The benefit of this activity is that children not only gain the moral lesson of the story but also strengthen the relation between parents and children. By reading them a story before sleep each night continually, children expected to be addicted reading.
Moreover, mini library in house will help children to feel comfort with book. This mini library should have convenient decoration too. Book for children should be placed in lower shelves so they can easily reach and place back the book. carpet to pave also used to be made from rubber not from rag in order to avoid attaching dust. by making them comfort, hoped can raise their desire to read.
Beside telling a story and making a mini library, the other method that may form reading habit for children is by visiting colportage or library. Make sure parents involved children when making member card of library, because it will make them know new thing and make them delight by allow to borrowing book. visiting library give them chance to understand that there are more children that have the same interest which is reading. Beside can grow the affondness of reading also can give chance to socialize with other children.
Among those, the most effective manner is showing children the habit of reading. As often as anything parents do those three ways, the influence to making reading habit is lower than by parents showing children directly. As Dr. Lisa Nalven, through AyahBunda a children specialist from New Jersey that penetrate children’s behavior problem, remarks : “ imitating is the important activity to grind various ability, begin from the ability of using language up to socialization.” As an excelent imitator, children imitate their parents in everthing that make them interest. Since children not yet known what is right and wrong, parent should give the correct example especially for making a reading habit.
To conclude, making reading habit is a matter of continuation. It will be more easy if it form in childhood. In order to make it parents should give the correct example of reading habit, invite them to visit library, making mini library in house and telling them a story.
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