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Parenting is not an easy task when it comes to explaining life when question time comes. Books can be educational as well as motivational. It can grab the imagination and open up a whole new world creating a balance in your child’s life and their emotional intelligence. Reading can teach your child how to imagine, invent and create and becomes the perfect time filler when unstructured time or boredoms sets in.

It’s a good idea to balance the experience of paper vs technology with our Generation Z kids – there are great apps which supplies books electronically which can help as this generation seems to be born with tech knowledge – save the library experience as an important part of growing up though. Audio books also harbours great value every so often … listening and creating the images in your child’s mind is an amazing and creative learning experience.

 

HOW TO INSTILL A LOVE FOR READING IN YOUR CHILD?

Research shows that reading to children and discussing the book as you read is the very best way to increase your child’s IQ and instill a love of reading enhancing and feeding their imagination.

Children who learns to read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who don’t.

We buy picture books for our babies and hope they’ll love reading, but by the middle grades of primary school most kids stop reading books that aren’t assigned in school. Reading becomes hard work for them as life and technology offers so many other ways to be entertained with less effort. We need to get them to that delicious place where reading a good book is more fun than almost anything.

 

INSPIRE A LASTING LOVE FOR READING

 You can inspire a lasting love for reading by reading to your child from the earliest age. Around the age of two start visiting a library regularly introducing your little one to the wonderful world of just books. Don’t push your child to learn to read. That will come at its own time. The goal is to encourage a love of books, both pictures and stories. Teaching him to read may take all the fun out of reading.

Some very smart children don’t learn to read until they’re over seven years old. Don’t worry. They’ll quickly catch up with those who started at four or five. Don’t stop reading to them once he learns to read. Read to your child for as long as he or she lets you. It helps to create a daily reading ritual by setting up a “cozy reading area and time” every day. This can be a perfect chill-out time after school and/or before bed time. It’s amazing how motivated kids are to read if this allows them to stay up a little later. Most importantly by reading yourself you set the example as the role model.

Find more helpful tips on the AHA Parenting website.

 

TOP MUST-READ BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 – 12

A favorite is any Dr Seuss which applies to and entertains all ages especially with the creative and skewed rhyme-form which is applied. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham an How the Grinch Stole Christmas are most popular and should be on your bookshelf as a start.

 

BARGAIN BOOKS – 5 BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS FOR 2018

Vrae en Feite vir nuuskierige agies

Adinda Vermaak

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The 91-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths

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Bad Dad

David Walliams

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Lees en Luister: Eerste Lesse Klankboek

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Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe

Rene Rachel Russell

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Shop for books online or visit Bargain Books and Exclusive Books stores. Bargain Books at Woodlands Boulevard is an exciting place to visit …

 

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