We all have those little ambitious siblings, nephews, nieces; children…name them, who will often bombard you with their dreams. Some aspire to be a neurosurgeons and pilots, which are high profiled careers, as you acutely listen to them you can only hope that a personal prescription of Panadol Extra won’t be the end of our future ‘Ben Carson’ or watching gracefully as their dreams slip off their fingers into thin air will not be the farthest they will ascend as pilots. We all want the best for our little ones, don’t we? Unless you are so malicious that your heart glows at the downfall of others, may it bleed twice as much when they succeed.
The room only gets brighter when a candle lits another, lets spread the love and cheer the lil’ ones.
A study shows that the most effective period for cognitive skill investment by parents is early on in the life of their children. Cognitive skills are not fixed but can be influenced. Numerous studies have shown that students exposed to reading at an early age tend to do well in all facets of formal education. There is enhanced concentration and discipline, kids may initially squirm and become distracted but eventually learn to stay put for the duration of the book.
Books will benefit kids in a myriad of ways and they need to have the attitude that reading is fun! They need to view books as an indulgence as opposed to the view of many as a chore. Eventually they will be more likely to choose a book over video games, television and other forms of entertainment as they become of age. ’So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can have a lovely bookshelf on the wall. ’Roald Dahl
Acclimation to new experiences is possible via reading. As kids approach major development milestones they need something to keep them focused on their ultimate goals. Books play a major role, for instance, if your little one wants to be a neuro-surgeon you could let them read Think big by Ben Carson, those who aspire to be footballers get a book or some material online of one of the outstanding players and let them read. Reading a story shows them that anxiety is normal and it’s a great way to help ease transition.
A solid foundation in reading is crucial to a child’s success as they progress through primary, secondary and later stages in life. We should be determined to raise the literacy level in our schools by supporting the children to read in their leisure time at every age, by looking at reading through picture or chapter books. ’You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than you and I can never be-I had a mother who read to me. ’Strickland Gillilan.
Let’s go into bookshops and get our kids’ books for gifts, to a point where they will always imagine that paradise will be a kind of library. They are readers on our laps and the more they read the more things they will know. The more they learn the more places they will go. For every kid we teach to read is to light fire and every syllable spelled out is a spark.