It’s just that growing interest in reading in children is not easy. Children tend to choose activities that are more fun and enjoyable than reading. Special tricks are needed so that children are interested in reading. This is a challenge for educators, both teachers and parents, to be able to create various activities related to reading as part of stimulation so that children love reading.
Favorable conditions will also be very influential in creating a positive mood in children. When his heart is happy, the subject matter that the child receives will be more acceptable to him. And to create this pleasant condition, we need to know what things the child likes which of course will make him happy. The world of children is a world of play, anything that has to do with play is sure to be fun for them.
For this reason, applying the play while learning method will be very effective in building interest in reading it. While playing, we can create a fun atmosphere and build positive associations for children with books from an early age. Thus the book will become a fun play tool for children.
Books can be lumped like oranges. Children love to eat oranges because of their delicious taste. Apart from the delicious taste, citrus fruits also contain many vitamins that are good for the body. As with reading books, let children read books because they like them and they realize that books are very useful for them. In addition, educators must also have certain tricks so that what the children dream of is not too difficult to carry out.
Here are some tips you can do:
1. Read a fairy tale to put her to sleep
Reading fairy tales before bed is a good tip for introducing children to reading activities. A fairy tale that is read with a little appreciation will attract a sense of curiosity in children, so that gradually they will be interested in reading it themselves. In this way, of course the child’s imagination and creative processes will develop.
2. Be an Example for Children
Parents are examples for their children. For that, be an example for your little one in the habit of reading, don’t just tell him to get used to reading. If you have enough free time, then there’s nothing wrong with reading something useful according to your interests, whether reading magazines, newspapers or others. Do this in front of the children, so that they are also interested in reading.
3. Provide books in a place that is easy for children to reach
Usually, the books at home are stored on large and high shelves. But do you know that this will actually spark children’s interest in reading, because of limited space. For that, there is nothing wrong from now on, providing books on a shelf or a place that is easy for your children to reach. Thus, children will find it easier to reach books when they want to read.
4. Give Books As Gifts
When you want your child to like reading, then do a number of ways that can make children interested when given reading books. One of them is giving books as gifts for children, you can give this book as a gift for your child’s birthday or give it as a tribute to his achievement. However, the selection of books must also be considered, provide books with interesting grammar, light and age-appropriate.
Reading will provide many benefits for children. Thus, when he enters a higher educational age, the child will have no difficulty adapting when faced with reading material that he will encounter every day.