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Mar 20, 2009

Kids' Reading Activities

In a world that is slowly but surely turning away from books and getting glued to monitors or television screens, the importance of developing a passion for reading cannot be overlooked. Reading is a habit and should be established when the child is relatively young.

What can you do to foster this habit?

1. Enroll your child for reading classes

There are many well structured after school reading classes that aim to draw the children to books. They help kids with diction, idioms and phrases. For young children, these classes can be fun with animated characters and pictures. Illustrated picture books, rhymes, silly songs and pretend stories all attract the young child. Use creativity to capture the child's vivid imagination.

The best time to learn about Kids is before you're in the thick of things. Wise readers will keep reading to earn some valuable Kids experience while it's still free.

2. Pique your child's interest

If your child has a favorite character, pick a series of books that features this character. For my son, it was Spiderman. Thanks to friendly neighborhood spidey, my son latched on to comics fairly early in his childhood.

3. Build a home-library

A skill like reading cannot be learnt in isolation. Do not leave all the hard work to the after school program. Pick up books that you think your child will like. The Internet is also a rich resource of reading games that will attract little children to the fine art of reading.


Suitable for children ages 4 months and up, you can use Little Reader to teach your child to read basic words, phrases, and even complete stories.

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