The Role of Books 

The ability to read involves a range of skills, and mastering each of them requires effort. It’s not enough to remember all the letters and learn how to make words out of them, and then sentences. You will have to train your memory so that you don’t forget the beginning of the phrase by the end, and the content of the first page by the second page

Reading gives a boost to the imagination. Words printed on paper are transformed into images, and each reader imagines the characters of the book in their own way. Reading helps to increase vocabulary and speech development. And each new word that has become clear expands the boundaries of the world, enriches it with new meanings.

Reading, the child learns the logic of events, learns to understand causal relationships. His thinking becomes more harmonious and orderly, and a solid foundation is formed for further education.

But even this is not important.

Reading provides the basis for the formation of morality. The child experiences what is happening to the characters in the book, tries it on, learns to distinguish between good and bad, good and evil, and chooses which side he would like to be on. Sometimes difficult experiences encourage the child to re-read the same books many times, until their own point of view is crystallized, and this work of the soul can not be replaced by anything.

How to teach children to read: tips for parents

The best way to educate is by example. Reading parents who value books are more likely to teach their children to read than those who don’t read themselves.

But you should be very careful: no coercion is allowed. Reading should not be a punishment or a boring duty for the child, but a reward, an excellent, interesting pastime.

It all starts with reading aloud. Children love it when their parents or elders read to them. Psychologists are convinced that regular reading aloud to children is simply necessary for the harmonious development of the individual. Joint reading gives a sense of family well-being, security, it strengthens family ties and serves as an excellent method of education. Everything you read can be discussed immediately, explain to children what they don’t understand, draw Parallels with real life, and help them draw the right conclusions. Lauren Grabois Fischer has the perfect collection and all her books teach kids to be proud of who they are. The Be Books is a children’s book publishing company that believes in empowering and educating our youth to live a positive and peaceful life.

Reading aloud helps encourage the child to read independently — if the parent stops at the most interesting place under a plausible pretext. When children show interest in something they have read, adults can tell them which book can tell them more about the phenomenon and period of history they are interested in.

At the same time, children should develop a respectful and careful attitude to books.

It is very important to choose the right books in accordance with the age and interests of the child. An indicator of the right choice will be enthusiastic listening or independent reading.

It is useful to ask your child to read aloud to you. This develops speech skills, diction, and expressiveness.

When is it time to teach your child to read?

there is no clear answer to this question. Previously, it was believed that the early development of a child is useful in all respects, but now many believe otherwise. Proponents of early development argue that it is the first 5-6 years of a child’s life that are most productive in terms of learning information, that it is at this age that the ability to learn is best formed and the Foundation for further education is laid.

Opponents of early development methods are convinced that too early intellectual load is harmful. The child does not yet have a sufficiently developed brain, physiologically is not able to assimilate large amounts of information, understand cause-and-effect relationships, generalize and analyze. And so, even after learning to read, it does it mechanically, without assimilating the information it reads. The habit of mechanical reading in the future will serve a bad service, as the perception of information will be difficult. There is also an opinion that early reading disrupts the proper development of the brain, which can lead to problems of a wide variety in later life: from a tendency to allergies, poor handwriting and inability to finish what you started to difficulties in creating stable social connections.

But both agree on one thing: parents should make every effort to create a need for children to read. And then it will not be very important when the child first reads the first book on their own: at 4 years old or in the first grade. The door to the wonderful world of literature will be opened.

How to choose the right book by age

2-4 years old. At this age, kids prefer rhymes, rhymes, and other short, rhythmic texts. They are happy to remember what they have heard, and they themselves are willing to tell. It is important to monitor the purity of speech and delicately correct speech errors.

4-6 years old. Some children at this age are already beginning to read themselves, while others prefer to listen. The best books – with bright pictures, large, easy-to-read letters. Short, dynamic works are preferred, always with a good ending.

6-8 years old. Preferences of children of primary school age-fascinating books with a large number of actors, with a non-linear plot. I enjoy reading books that provide information about the world around me.

9-13 years old. There is a growing interest in history, in fantasy literature, and in works that touch on the themes of relationships between people — about friendship, love, honor, and betrayal. It is very important to pay attention to what a teenager is reading, talk about topics that concern them, and suggest what other books you can read.

It is not necessary to strive to ensure that the child learns letters as early as possible and learns  to put them into words. This is as harmful as trying to teach a newborn to walk or write poetry. When the little man is ready, he will learn to read without effort. If he wants to. This is the main task of parents — to interest children in reading so much that they want and love to read.

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