Information is power and the more information people have, the more options they can pursue. Because of this, it’s important that parents remember how their children need a good education to have as many options in life as possible.
Education is not just about going to school or doing homework, because it also means reading books. One of the best things a parent can to for their kids is to create a culture and atmosphere of reading in the home. There are a couple of suggestions to consider, but the first one is to always start reading to kids when they are very young.
Many have happy memories of being read to when they were little, and bedtime stories were happy times. Your child needs to have those experiences as well, and keeping books in their room to read will help them get used to having reading be a regular part of life.
Children who grew up around books will always be comfortable and used to having them nearby, and will always want to be close to them. This helps them to develop a positive attitude towards reading, and it will become a regular part of their lives. Also, remember to encourage them in their reading.
As the biggest role model for your child, you can inspire them love reading for live. Your children will imitate many of your habits, so reading should be one of them that they want to learn. Don’t be afraid to let them see you reading different things in different places.
Make sure that the books nearby your kids are on topics that they are interested in, and continually remind them that good reading habits will expand their world.
Once they start to nurture the culture of reading that you inspired in them, let them start to choose their books themselves.
They will not only love the power they have of making their own choices, but can cause them to want to get into as many books as possible, with the desire to always learn more and more.