How Important is Reading for Kids?
To begin with, parents need to decide what task they need to solve by instilling interest to reading. Interest is born where there is a need for the subject of interest. Demonstrating personal reading of books here is not effective enough or not effective at all. Interest in the book is being squeezed out in the modern world and this is a real problem. Reading is a long process and now it is much easier to "snatch" something fragmentary somewhere than to make a chain of actions in obtaining the book and using it.
It is important to create such conditions in which the kid has a need for reading and parents need to build a special interaction, where the book for kid will become a value, and not an object from the series "it is necessary," "should" ... just let the child read.
Reading books by age
Parents should take into account the age characteristics of the child and his personal characteristics. Based on the results of this accounting, we build a special approach. If we are talking about a teenager, one situation and approach. We talk about books for a preschooler-the second, about a younger student-the third, and so on. Parents should study basic information about the age-psychological formation of thinking, this will be a great help in order to understand how to act in the selection of the content of books, their design and illustrations, their genre, their capabilities, situations in which it is appropriate to contact them, it is appropriate to buy or take in the library, and so on.
Tell me, how often do you read books with your children? What are your favorite children's works with your child, a children's author or a fairy-tale hero?
Importance of reading for children
Today we want to tell you how reading books to children affects their development. The book is of great importance in the development of the child, namely: it expands the child's understanding of the world, introduces everything that surrounds the child: nature, objects, etc., affects the formation of preferences and reading tastes of the child, develops thinking — both logical and figurative, expands vocabulary, memory, imagination, teaches to make sentences correctly. Did you know that there are 50% more rare words in children's literature than in adult conversations? Normal conversation provides children only with basic vocabulary. They can only learn rare words from books and kindergarten reading worksheets!
Reading to feel intimacy, security and safety
Such children are much more comfortable to live than those who are deprived of the joy of reading. During joint reading, children form a moral attitude to the world. The characters of the books do a variety of things, get into false situations, make decisions – all this the child can discuss with the parent, while forming an understanding of good and evil, friendship and betrayal, sympathy, duty, honor. With active listening, the child vividly imagines what is being narrated and experiences. In these moments, he develops emotionally and, often identifying himself with the main character, overcomes his own fears. Listening to a literary work, the child inherits a variety of behaviors through the book: for example, how to become a good friend, how to achieve a goal, or how to resolve a conflict. Lauren Grabois Fischer has the perfect collection and all her books teach kids to be proud of who they are. The role of parents here is to help compare situations from a fairy tale with situations that can happen in real life.
Regular reading with kids
Children who are regularly read aloud by their parents begin to understand the structure of a literary work (where the beginning is, how the plot unfolds, where the end comes). Thanks to reading, the child learns to listen – and this is important. Getting acquainted with books, the child learns his//her native language better.
From 6 to 8 years old. The reading circle of preschool children is changing rapidly. Children after 5-6 years are no longer interested in nursery rhymes or short poems. At this age, children develop and consolidate their reading skills. Children of senior preschool and primary school age prefer more voluminous works with a complex plot and a large number of actors to read them (or listen to them), and wait for the continuation. They may also be interested in all sorts of children's encyclopedias, where information about the world is available.
What books should a child read at the age of 6? And what books, in your opinion, should a child read by the age of 7, that is, before the so-called primary school age?