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TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS PART 2

TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS PART 2

TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS PART 2

TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS PART 2

For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time

This is part two in a series on how to encourage your children to read more.

This is part two in a series on how to encourage your children to read more.

It’s as easy as pie to use TV as a babysitter. Let’s be honest; we all do. No shame in that, working mom. Here’s the thing, it may take a little more effort – but, no doubt also provide you with more enjoyment and a feeling of achievement – to teach the littlies the love of reading. After that, they will have uninterrupted access to a treasure trove of adventures and general knowledge. And, they are sure to become even more confident at school. Bonus!

Here’s how: Announce a bookcation.

  1. Start by reading to your children, preferably from an early age. But it is never too late to start. So, whatever their age, bring out the books.
  2. At dinner and in the car, talk about books and what you have learnt. Get an audiobook or share with them a passage that stood out for you. (You may want to catch a pre-cheat and read a paragraph or two ahead of time.)
  3. Show your enjoyment. Being transported into a different world is very special, wherever or whatever that may be: Nature, Science or Winnie the Pooh. Teach them about the food of different cultures and show them a map of the globe. Let them discover the magic of an atlas. 
  4. Think of a different time (the Mesozoic Era and dinosaurs); old cities (Italy and the history of Rome), climate change (Antarctica and elephant seals) or exotic land animals (New Zealand and marsupials). Then let them read on.
  1. Another great way is to watch a movie and then get hold of the book. The adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could be a good start – exciting, riveting and mysterious all at once.
  2. Lastly, remember a place called the library? Many libraries have time slots when volunteers read to kids. Take them and let them explore the shelves. Ask them whether they enjoy fiction or something more factual and guide them to explore new authors. Afterward, spoil everyone with their favourite Ital Pizza while you discuss your book choice and the day’s experience.

A love of books is probably the most precious gift you can give your child. Now, sit back and watch them thrive …

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TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS

TEACH YOUR KIDS A LOVE FOR BOOKS

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For Hectic Moms – Tips To Make More Me-Time

Teach your kids a love for books

Books are an ideal source of entertainment in a time of quarantine and loadshedding. Especially when everyone is bored, the batteries are running low and you feel as if you’ve watched the “whole” of Netflix ten times over already.

This is the supreme time to teach them the magic of reading. Get ready to re-experience the blessing of books.

Here are six excellent reasons why, from the team at TastyMoments:

  1. Books are the principal go-to place for knowledge: knowledge about the arts, nature, faraway lands, other cultures, a new language, philosophy – and even the place to learn practical ‘how-to’ skills. We can guarantee that, if any of you can think it, there is a book for it.
  2. Words stimulate the imagination. A person is only ever limited by that which they cannot imagine. Books will help to teach your children how to dream and how to conjure up new scenarios that are sure to aid them in their journey through life.
  3. All forms of communication rely on the ability to tell a story. Storytelling helps to develop critical thinking skills that are required in so many everyday situations. By reading stories, kids learn how to tell stories.
  4. By reading, children learn how to focus on a task. The ability to concentrate is a vital prerequisite to learning.
  1. Books help to develop superior language skills. And, no matter whether the medium is digital or a piece of paper, language skills are highly prized and much valued. Research has shown that people with excellent communication skills earn way more than those who have not developed this talent.
  2. Books are an ever-ready source of entertainment – no electricity required. In the time of a vicious virus, compounded by periods of no power, it could be a great idea to buy each of your children a headlamp, so that they can read on…

Look out for Part 2 next month on exactly how to teach your kids a love for books. In the meantime, reading out loud to them and getting some audiobooks from the library to listen to on the school run are two fantastic places to start. Enjoy!

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