This List Made My Child Love Reading Books!
Reading Books is Boringgg!
I have a child who used to hate reading books. It is hard to get kids to read anything as they think it is a boring activity that does not involve any “play” or action. I have always been an avid reader since childhood and that’s why I know why it is important for my child to get in the habit of reading books!
The academic benefits of reading books are well known to us. From increasing our vocabulary to helping us gain different perspectives of the same story, reading books has a lot to offer! It also helps build concentration and makes up for a great hobby in this digitally dominated world.
Importance of Reading Books
Reading requires discovering new words and their meanings, sentences, and passages and forming your own understanding of them.
Stimulates the imagination:
Reading books create visuals in the readers’ mind. Words have immense power. If your child reads with concentration, they can actually visualize the scene in their minds, helping them understand the story better.
Creates lifelong memories:
Books can be read over and over again so every time you re-read them, your memory of that book will be different. You’ll remember where you were when you first read it, your reading comprehension and experience will be different each time.
Reading can reduce stress:
Reading has been proven to relax and relieve stress by getting rid of excess cortisol in the brain. Children nowadays keep busy and have a lot of things to deal with. Reading books can give them a break from their hectic schedules.
Improves your writing skills:
It is always said that the more reading you do, the better your writing will be. Reading books broadens our knowledge of words and sentence construction which in turn impacts our quality of writing essays or answers.
Reading as an escape:
Books can be a way to get away from all the pressures of life. You can go anywhere you want in your head and imagine anything with the story you read.
Reading is important for academic success:
It helps with comprehension, writing skills, vocabulary development, etc which are all key factors in academic success.
Knowledge as the ultimate reward:
Reading books gives an opportunity to learn about new cultures, places, people, etc which you may not have had access to before.
Books that Made My Kid Love Reading
I wanted my child to love reading and understand the importance it has on life at large, so I went on an adventure with my little one looking for books that would ignite my kid’s passion for reading. These are the books that made my kid love reading! Hope it works for your child too!
I am Malala by Malala Yousaf:
Reading this book was really inspiring for my child. It makes children want to read more about the world and the good that exists out there. It showed how one person can make an impact on a bigger scale. Imagine if everyone came forward for the greater good, the world would be such a better place!
The Lion King by Rudyard Kipling:
There is no explanation required to read the legendary Lion King! It is such an emotional read that will fill your child’s hearts with love and joy!
The Day the Crayons Quit:
Written and illustrated by Drew Daywalt, it is about all these different crayon colors that are tired of just being used for drawing, so they all quit. Kids will be in a laugh riot with this one!
James and the Giant Peach:
Written and illustrated by Roald Dahl: reading this book is always great because you get to experience this story and get to see all these things that happen.
The BFG by Roald Dahl:
The story of a giant and a young little girl is sure to fascinate young children. Apart from being a fun read, the story teaches children about empathy, compassion and how to accept oneself the way they are!
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis:
This novel series has a lot to teach children about friendship, loyalty, bravery and even about family! A group of children entering the world of Narnia just through a cupboard is something your kids will find super adventurous.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery:
Reading this book is a great experience because it has an interesting storyline and characters that are easy to relate to, no matter what age your children are!
Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling:
Undoubtedly, this entire book series is a magical experience! If you have a child who is just about to turn 11, give them the joy of experiencing Hogwarts right away!
As a parent, it can be challenging to find just the right book that will motivate your child to read. One way you might increase their interest in reading is by encouraging them to share what they are reading with friends and family members. This creates an opportunity for feedback on whether or not they liked the story and encourages discussion about books so as not only to create lifelong readers but also thinkers who enjoy discussing literature!
Ultimately, this blog post was created because we know how hard parenting can be sometimes – especially when it comes time to get your kids interested in something new like reading. We hope these tips help make things easier for you!
Which book made you fall in love with reading?
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