Reading culture is very important to everyone. Parents have a big role to play in imparting the important culture in their children. However, this is not always the case, especially when these children break for holidays. Activates are many, especially because the parent wants to know the best way to keep their children occupied. The question here is, how can these parents use this moment to encourage a reading culture in these children? Reading is one of the wonderful ways through which parents can have moments with their kids. Even though some of them may think that the development of the reading culture amongst students is a teacher’s role, there is a big parent that these parents can play.
As you buy presents, buy books too
One of such is that when you are buying your children presents, say for Christmas or Halloween; you can include books in the present box. If you are traveling, as you buy a packet of chocolate for them, you can include an excellent storybook appropriate for the age of the child. This is a way to show your children the value of reading, and with time, they will realize the importance of reading, even if it’s for funImproving The Reading Culture in Kenya
Create a reading hour at home
To cultivate a reading environment, you can have a reading hour at home. Not only are you reading with your children, but also you are as spending quality time with them. A parent may be busy making ends meet, but that should not be an excuse for not being engaged in the academic life of their children. You can choose a very appropriate time for you and the children to read even if its new pages of an interesting book. As you read for them and with them, they are likely to listen. The reading culture will gradually settle in their minds, and with no time, they will be addicted to books more than they would on the television.
Check their understanding of the book
You can ask them questions to assess their level of understanding of the work. This can happen before, during, or after they have read the book. This will not only help you to know their level of understanding, but it will impress the child in that they see your commitment to making them knowledgeable. The will take reading seriously and develop their interest in enhancing their knowledge through thorough reading.