Reading to your kids is one of the most important things you can do for their development. Reading unlocks a world of knowledge for your child and helps them develop their imagination and cognitive skills. It also helps build language skills, logic and their understanding of cause-and-effect.
However, with the busyness of modern life, it can be hard to find the time to sit down with your child and read to them. So how can you make reading fun? Here are some cool tips we’ve come across that make reading a good time for kids!
Make reading sound fun
Reading can be fun for kids and adults when you turn it into an adventure! Try reading with your child and make it sound like you’re going on a treasure hunt. Instead of reading the same book over and over again, try making up new rules for each time you read it together. This will help them learn more about the story and help build their vocabulary as well.
Another way to make reading more fun is by watching videos related to the books you’re reading with your child. This will allow you to reinforce what they are learning and brings the story you’ve read to life, while also having some quality family bonding time!
Ask your child to read to you
Sometimes it can be more fun for kids to read to you, rather than you reading to them. This way they feel like they are in charge and can show off their reading skills to you! It also allows you to see what level they are at and help them with words they might not know.
Encourage your child to use different voices for different characters
This is a great way to get kids engaged in the story. It also helps them understand that there are different emotions associated with different characters in the book.
Find a fictional character you both like
Kids enjoy reading when they can relate to a character in the book. If you can find a character that both you and your child like, it will make reading time more enjoyable for both of you and they’ll become invested in the storyline and what the character experiences.
Read interactive books
Personalised storybooks have become more popular over the past few years and offer interactive experiences as well as encourage discovery, creativity and exploration. With each story in our range of personalised books, children are taken on an amazing journey while they help the characters along the way, all while learning new words and concepts!
Reading for pleasure is one of the most important things you can do for your child’s development, so make the most of it by creating a fun and engaging time for both of you!