Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Getting Children Into Reading
It is important that children are taught the value of reading at an early age. This will help them with the necessary skills that will guarantee success in doing will in academic settings from elementary school to college. Reading enriches curiosity and brain development if it is approached in an enjoyable way for kids.
Librarians can contribute to instilling a love for reading by talking to the parents of children about the importance of incorporating time for reading among other extracurricular hobbies. Librarians can also organize events and programs that invite children to choose their favorite books and make friends with other children who also have an interest in reading.
Here is an article for parents, as well as librarians and teachers, that offers tips on starting kids on the path to becoming a devoted reader: