Raising a reader

Raising a reader

Reading is fundamental to bringing up children. But are we raising a generation of readers? That’s debatable.

So, how do we make children love reading? The most obvious answers would be to read to them every night/ day or surround them with books. But I have found an interesting thing- my child is far more likely to pick up a book (as opposed to any other form of entertainment), if he sees me read. He wants to do what I do. It is almost like leading by example.

What else:

  • Find out what interests your child and make them read those books in particular. It also helps a great deal if a wide variety of reading options are provided. This will expand their interests too.
  • Reading aloud benefits a child greatly. Many parents think that once children can read on their own, they should read by themselves. WRONG! By parents reading, a child learns proper pronunciation of words and intonation in sentences.
  • Provide age-appropriate books
  • Use technology as a reading aid or supplement books they have read with something on the iPad.
  • Develop their oral skills and make them a part of the story telling session by having them pick their favorite parts of the page.
  • Make them the boss! Let them choose a book.
  • Don’t let anyone tell you that comics are not okay to read to kids. Each and everything works. Pamphlets, menu cards, comics, non-fiction, fiction, religious books, anything. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!
  • The more interactive, relaxed and fun you make the session, the more likely it is that your child will pick reading over any other form of entertainment.

 

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It’s an interactive bi-lingual journal created to encourage children to have READING GOALS. Instead of merely reading, a child can RATE and REVIEW each book. Almost like taking reading one step further and promoting discussions and understandings around each book.
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What’s more? We have added thought provoking messages along with engaging stickers at the end as a reward!  The journey of making the journal has been a huge learning for us as we hope to create a community of HAPPY READERS! πŸ“šπŸ–‹#uaereadingmonth2019 @dctabudhabi @visitabudhabi
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Thank you to @minimiraclesdubai for partnering with us and bringing our book β€˜What Will I Be’ to life with an interactive puppet show. @storyformemiddleeast.
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See you all soon with your little readers for a fun evening - Story reading, drama / puppet show and arts and craft. πŸ“š

Venue: Mirdiff City Center, 4-5 pm today and prepare to have a lot of fun!! πŸ–
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