During this age of the internet, the number of people reading printed materials is slowly waning. From children to older sectors of our community, the internet has become the primary source of information and entertainment nowadays. From watching movies and playing video games to connecting to family and friends and conducting research works, the internet is almost a complete package that can cater to these needs. However, it is still essential to introduce books to our children at a young age and help them develop their fondness of this written literature, which has been always the most reliable source of knowledge in past generations.
The internet has its pros and cons. For a young child, the disadvantages may be more notable. As much as possible, children should not be exposed to computing devices and the internet while they are still young because it can have adverse effects on their overall development as persons. Introducing books to our toddlers can be a better alternative.
Books do not only help nurture the mental aspect of a child. Teaching a child how to read a book can also create a stronger and more open relationship between parents and their kids. With books, you can select and screen which is appropriate for your child. Choosing the right books for your child can genuinely have many benefits. To help your child develop his predilection on books, here are some tips that are undoubtedly helpful.
Be a Good Example
While babysitting, read books and read them aloud. Your child will surely grow in curiosity about what’s in a book. You will soon see him going for books that he can reach. That can be the perfect time to introduce your child to children’s books.
Know What Interests Him
You can quickly know the favorite book of your child. You can buy similar books, or you can subscribe to the same publisher.
Bring Him Along to Bookstores
When purchasing books for your child, it is best to tag him along to the bookstore. Let him flip on the children’s book and let him select. If you are buying online, you can purchase books from the publisher of his favorite books. If his favorite book comes in series, you can complete the series and have him enjoy the succeeding edition before bringing out the subsequent version.
Enroll Him in Reading Clubs
One way to have your child love books more is to enroll him in book-reading clubs where he gets to meet other children. He will not only have new friends with the same interests, but you can get great help from his reading club teacher to motivate him and guide him to the wonderful world of books.…