Read a Little Bit Each Day To Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills
Not many people want to sit down and read for great lengths of time. Most people don’t have time to begin with, and others just don’t have the inclination.
Those of us who do love to read for pleasure, however, love nothing more than to curl up with a good book.
But that is because we are good readers and have had plenty of practice.
How Can You Encourage Your Child to Read for Longer?
Reading is a complex task which many children struggle with when they first start. We all know that perseverance pays off, and so does persistence.
One of my favorite approaches to life is to do a little bit often. How do you eat an elephant? Why, one bite at a time!
However, if something becomes too strenuous, it is better to tackle it in smaller doses.
Don’t Overtax Your Early Reader
If a child feels that he or she isn’t coping they may just accept they are not good at reading and give up. This is not the best way to begin a lifelong love of books.
If we encourage children to read for 5 or 10 minutes at a time they will begin to feel real success. They won’t be over taxed by the physical activity of reading, but will see that it is something that they can learn to do in smaller chunks.
We all know that practice makes perfect in all areas of life, and reading is no exception.
You may like to model reading and leave books laying around your home. You could also make reading a family pastime and all read together.