My kids developed the habit of reading at an early age. I’m glad that we’re able to instill in them the love for books as preschoolers. When we bring them to the office or a relatives’ house, I always carry one or two of their favorite books. I also bring crayons and coloring books instead of toys. Now that they are older they still enjoy reading books and magazines. They also check on some sites on the Internet for good reading stuff. With the accessibility of Internet at home, I just hope their interest with books will never fade as they grow older.
Here’s a good note about the importance of reading:
It is observed that children and teenagers who love reading have comparatively higher IQs. They are more creative and do better in school and college. It is recommended that parents to inculcate the importance of reading to their children in the early years. Reading is said to significantly help in developing vocabulary, and reading aloud helps to build a strong emotional bond between parents and children. The children who start reading from an early age are observed to have good language skills, and they grasp the variances in phonics much better. Source: Internet
How about you, does your child have the same fascination for books? You may share your story here.
Happy weekend everyone!
My daughter just turned 12 this month and already wrote a few short stories by herself. Her stories deal with friendship and mystery. They were inspired by reading Nancy Drew series….She has read books that I have not seen when I was her age.
I was introduced to reading good books when I was already in high school. I remember my first pocket book was Mills and Boon, not a child reading material though. But it was the only available book that I found in our house or must have left by someone in our house.
And now that I am a mother myself I make it a point to spend a little for a good book or two for my kids. My youngest by the way is a 9-year-old boy.
We don’t really buy expensive titles just the right book for a reasonable amount. We even visit second-hand bookshop once in a while. While their love for books is impressive for their age, I make sure that school activities are not neglected. Studies remain their priority. We give them books as a reward for their good performance in school. Reading I observed has improved their comprehension and has kept them abreast of the latest information.
Books are a great learning tools and my kids’ best collection so far.
The picture was taken inside a mall in Marikina City.