For generations parents have involved their children in story telling and the reading of educational children’s books as a means of entertainment and education. This practice has given children a joyful and care-free life.
The phrase by William Wordsworth says that -The child is the father of man which means that the child-life is a hiding place of the power of man where man must seek it with all his mature faculties. As our tradition asserts that home is the best school and parents are the first and best teachers. The way this thought has been a continuous source of inspiration for our society to protect the creative and spirited life of the child, we must understand that the most important things that a child needs to learn is the habit of reading today.
With the advent of digital age, a lot of parents have neglected to educate their children with the use of the right reading materials. Most adults today allow their children to endlessly play video games or learn all their school lessons through the internet. But unknown to a lot of people, there are many things that a child can pick up from reading children’s books. By immersing him in various reading materials one can help enhance the understanding and knowledge of the child, even at the most early stages like pregnancy and childbirth.
Parents are encouraged by experts to let their children indulge in reading books that will help widen their understanding of different things in the world.The moral lessons contained in children books also aid in the mentality of the child as he/she grows. Today, the situation witnesses growing restlessness and stress in small kids is something very strange but a harsh truth, which was not existent in past times.
We have often heard from our parents or their parents about how easy, joyful and carefree their childhood was and it seems to our coming generations as a fairy tale, not possible in these days. They were told stories then which lack in the case of children today. But being able to make a child feel comfortable in the habit of reading children’s books will make it easier for him to achieve a lot of things while they are in school and as they go on with their life.
To get your child into the habit of reading books you should take care of these issues. If your child is still very young, then you can focus on board books that will make the idea of reading more interactive while he participates in different identification games. These board books help in enhancing the child’s identification in various shapes, colors and sizes, and we have observed that colorful pictures also spark the interest of a lot of children.
Board books are always the best start to immersing kids to read children’s books, as suggested by a lot of experts. Constant visits to the library with a child is also a healthy practice in nurturing his education. Sooner or later, it will be a surprise to realize that a child can get into the habit of reading without having to be followed up or reminded.