reading with kids


Reading Books With Kids

Due to the lockdown, almost all the teachers have switched to online classes but still, they are struggling with it because we don’t have a well-defined platform. And, our kids are keeping a distance from the daily educational dose. 

So, in this AtoZ Blogging challenge with #BlogchatterA2Z, I wanted to do an activity that should be fun as well as educational. The alphabet for today is R and what’s better than R for Reading Books with Kids. 

Books don’t have to be boring. It can be a storybook or a novel that will make them inquisitive about the next plot of the story. Now you must be thinking about what kind of books you can read with kids. Well, for me it varies accordingly. You can let them read graphic books, kids’ novels, fantasy, or maybe family fun. 

reading books with kidsSo, let’s check out what kinds of books you can read with your kids and how they will impact them. 

Why Reading Books With Kids?

Reading books is one of the great hobbies that your kid can ever have. Well, it’s just more than a hobby as the book has the power to bestow wisdom and life experience into the kids. As per the research, it shows that reading books, singing songs, sharing stories develop a sense of literacy and more understanding of the language. Well, reading books with kids has unlimited benefits. 

Material Required for the Reading Books With Kids

You just need a book to start reading with kids. Or maybe not. Because there are a plethora of applications on Play Store or Apple Store that you can download for free.

How to make “Reading Books With Kids” 

If you are struggling to evoke reading interest in your kids, then this activity might be a little difficult for you. Because kids don’t care what’s right or wrong for them. They feel happy and interested if they are enjoying it. And, accept it, you can’t just force your kid to read a storybook. But, you can get creative and ignite interest in reading. 

  1. Choose the story based on the genre that they will be interested in. For example, my daughter Angel loves to play with dolls and also likes to read about space science. So, I try to find stories based on those genres. 
  2. Try to be a great storyteller by giving extra sound effects and suspense. You can mimic the characters that will engross them into your story.
  3. Help them to participate in the storytelling by asking the question, like what will happen next?

Key Learnings 

Well, I am an avid reader of books and so is my daughter. We love to read together and discuss our opinion on the ending of the story, characters played in the story, and also add what-if questions to make it interesting. 

My Overall Experience

This is one of the best activities that I love doing with my daughter and we tend to spend extra time reading books almost twice or thrice every week. So, try out this activity with your kids too, and don’t forget to share the experience in the comment section below. If possible, you can also share the pictures of while reading your favourite books with your kids and tag me, @sneha_261013 on Instagram. 

And stay tuned for the next activity from the alphabet, ‘S’! Can you guess it?

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