There are so many benefits of parents reading together with their children. Not only does it help to build language skills, it also builds a bond between parent and children. Reading consistently from a young age also inculcates a positive attitude towards reading. Here are some tips to make reading an enjoyable experience for your child:
- Select age appropriate books for your child. Avoid books with too many difficult words.
- Talk to your child about the story. Ask simple questions to get them to think about the major events that happened in the story.
- Choose a wide variety of books to keep reading interesting e.g Wordless Picture Books, Lift the Flap Books, Touch and Feel Books, Books with Sounds and Moving Parts.
Here are some picture books which are great for you to read with your child: