Developing the reading habit in children !
Published By kiran8 on 2012-03-11 101 Views
Once an individual develops an interest in books and reading , most certainly he/she would never be bored in life.Reading is a habit that has to come naturally, when parents are interested in books and reading and buy books, children automatically take an interest in books and reading.Books are the best gift that children can be given since you are helping them develop an excellent habit that will mold their entire personality.
Developing the reading habit in children
Reading and taking an interest in books is very essential and this should be carefully developed by the parents in their children while they are still young.Besides reading to them , one can also gift them books for special occasions , so that they collect books and develop an interest in reading...
Reading is a habit that has to come naturally, when parents are interested in books and reading and buy books, children automatically take an interest in books and reading. It need not be a challenging job to make your children develop the reading habit.Every book is interesting and once you begin to read you will want to read everything that is around you !Reading books aloud to children and story telling are very important aspects in a child's life since it develops positive imagination and also sharpens the childs mind .It also helps in bonding with your children.
Books and reading was given a lot of importance a few years ago before the advent of computers and the internet, in fact every school had a well equipped library .Students also had a library peiod when they spent time reading and borrowing books from the library .One hardly hears of children going to libraries these days, in fact where are the libraries? they are all closing down since they have no customers.
However, there are many options these days and for those who are interested in reading ,sky is the limit since there is a wide range of reading material available.Talking from personal experience, I have kept all the books that was bought for my children, and they too go through them every now and then .There are messages , some funny comments written by the children when they were young,and we all enjoy going through those.I remember my own childhood when we could not buy many books, however, my father used to take us to the public library once a month on Sundays after Lunch , which was eagerly looked forward to by all of us children.
In fact, Books are the best gift that children can be given since you are helping them develop an excellent habit that will mold their entire personality. Children should be introduced to books and reading right from the time they are able to focus and concentrate.
Gandhiji rightly said " When you educate a boy you educate an individual, wheras when you educate a girl you educate an entire generation..." Education is no doubt very important, but unfortunately it has become a commercial proposition now with a definite goal of earning and bettering ones prospect without giving any importance or value to the aesthetic or intellectual side nor is it focused on enhancing one's knowledge in other fields.
Also not all the educated people are book lovers nor do they develop a reading habit - this has to be either cultivated or is inherent in an individual.
Once an individual develops an interest in books and reading , most certainly he/she would never be bored in life.In fact, most book lovers look forward to solitude so that they can lose themselves in the fantasy and magical world of books...