Focus on Reading
How do you encourage a love of reading in your own children? Research continues to show that developing a passion for reading happens best as a young child and comes from the modelling of the importance of this skill. Many parents start out with good intentions, yet in the busyness of life, sometimes the priority for reading wavers.
There is much hype at present in educational circles about the benefits of children reading aloud to another person or even an animal. Sitting with a dog or a cat and reading aloud not only can improve a child’s oral reading skills, but can assist with anxieties and social skills.
Reading is a skill for life and there are simple ways of encouraging this. Join a local library, they are free for residents in a local area, or if you work in that area. Go along, choose a book and discuss with the Librarian other options for your interests. Have a book with you as an alternative to other options. Make it a priority for you to listen to your child read.