on May 27, 2016 @ 01:34 am

Do you read to your kids often?
How old was your child when he/she started appreciating when being read to...meaning when they say still to hear the story?

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.... on May 27, 2016 @ 02:11 am

I read to my kids and grandkids as soon as they were able to talk. Showing them the pictures of animals etc. I never had any trouble maintaining their interest. It's all in the way it's presented to them. more parents should make this a regular habit if they don't already.

. on May 27, 2016 @ 10:31 am

I read to my daughter from the time she was a baby,every single day,the key is to pick the right kind of book and set a side a certain time of the day with no interruptions,so your child gets your full attention,you should never stop reading ,you are never too old to learn something new from a book

Reading on May 27, 2016 @ 11:37 am

My kids and I all love reading and personally I think it's important to instill a love a reading to your children. I have read to mine but I also think it's important to have them read to you. I'm really thankful my kids have a love of reading. I wish my husband did. There's nothing like curling up with a good book and your favorite beverage :)

. on May 27, 2016 @ 12:52 pm

I agree with everyone
It is very important to get your child to enjoy reading. My lo is 21 months and whenever I start reading to him he starts pulling the book away from me. He just won't give up. That's my only dislike. I don't know how to get him to sit on my lap or floor to enjoy the books with me. He is surely u retested cause he will play and flip through the pages, just doesn't care to have me read to him :(

. on May 28, 2016 @ 12:36 am

You all gave great tips when it comes to reading to your kids. It's also very beneficial to start reading to them when they are still in the womb as they will become accustomed to your voices and is a good way to bond. Reading to and with your child is also the most important educational step to take since it's the foundation for all learning. It should be done on a daily basis but it doesn't always need to involve reading a storybook. You can read picture books and describe what you see, look through magazines, read cereal boxes or other text they find interesting, comic books, or even practice retelling your own stories.

A few tips to get kids interested in reading are the following:

- provide variety

- model reading by reading your own book throughout the day

- form a family book club where every family member chooses a favorite book and reads at the same time

- use lots of expression and different voices for different characters

- visit your local library or bookstore and have them choose their own books as a treat

- play games like "I Spy" while looking through the pages

- use finger puppets to retell the story

- consider books with added interest like pop-up books, books with sounds or different textures

- aim for a goal. Ex: When we read ten books we can have a dance party.

- choose books that are age appropriate


@prettyrainbow on May 28, 2016 @ 02:54 am

You're always so full of good advice when it comes to kids. These are all fantastic suggestions. Btw, the Geronimo Stiltson books you recommended for my 8 y o son was great. He LOVES them and we have quite the collection in his library already. In fact, he hasn't received allowance in over a month bc he keeps asking me to buy books before he gets paid lol. He also wants to cash on his piggy bank already to get more.

. on May 28, 2016 @ 02:39 pm

@fly_eyez That's awesome!! I'm so happy he's enjoying them and he's making a good investment in my opinion. He'll have a wonderful collection to reread over and over again! I'm seriously thinking of getting a new set to keep for myself. My students have enjoyed these books so much over the years that the pages are starting to fall apart. I'm very meticuolous when it comes to keeping books in good order, but these just didn't stand a chance haha!

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