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22 ways to gain the habit of reading books

We all dream of a good life for our children. We know deep down that they can approach, maybe even reach, the hidden keys of life by reading books. We also have no doubt that thanks to reading, our children will become an ‘aware’ individual. So what can we do to give our children a love of reading and learning and encourage them to read?

1. Meet in the early period: You can even read to your baby in the womb. Your voice, rhythm, rhyming syllables, your attention are very good for your baby and the relationship between you Dec. After your baby is born, you can also introduce it to books at any time. The goal here is for your baby to have a positive relationship with books, rather than teaching the child anything. Books that contain various textures, make sounds, color, that is, move different senses, will be a good beginning for this period. 

2. Inclusion in the routine: Kids love routines. Knowing their plans makes them feel in control and safe. Just like brushing your teeth, wearing pyjamas, reading books can also be in the child's natural and daily routine. 

3. Allowing clutter: Children should be able to read anywhere they want. Whether you're lying on the floor, doing a handstand, or sitting on the couch... Books can be in various parts of the House. Remember: the messy house is the living house. 

4. Becoming a Model: It's more about what the parent does than what they say. A child whose mother and father read books with pleasure is more likely to read books. 

5. Share: Books can decisively strengthen the relationship and bond between parent and child. His father's reading to himself is one of the most precious childhood memories for a child. As decks bring family members together, moments of reading can turn into a value that family members come together and enjoy, just like decks.

6. Follow your age and temperament: choose un books: Every child and family is one. It is important to research books that match your child's age level and temperament characteristics. Even from time to time, it is useful for the parent to read the book before the child. Parents may choose not to read content that does not correspond to their family culture, approach and structure of the child. 

7. Respecting their choices: Whether it's a cartoon, a comic book, a magazine... a detective, a fantasy fiction...it's important that the child reads what he wants and enjoys. 

8. Screen time: It is important that children watch the time they spend on the screen for periods that are appropriate for their peers. It is possible to access a colorful, very fast world on the screen at the touch of a button. A child who gets too used to the virtual world is less likely to get into the habit of reading books. Because in order to read a book, it is necessary to gather attention and persevere.

9. Provide easy access: It is important that the books are at the level of the child's height, so that the child can easily access them. So he can read as soon as he wants. Montessori libraries are especially convenient for early children.

10. Avoiding punishment: A discourse such as ‘you will not be able to leave the house today, you will read a book’, which is said to the child for sanctioning purposes as a result of his behavior, makes things worse. ’ Reading a book is boring, it's bad ' creates a perception. For this reason, it is important that it is not used for criminal/sanction purposes. 

11. Enthusiastically meet: Enthusiastic experiences, such as visiting local libraries on your travels, seeing your child's enthusiasm for a newly released book, Feed the habit of reading books. 

12. Be prepared: In addition to your child's toys, it would be great to have October books in your bag. It would be a great opportunity to have your book Ready among your options when you want to do something while you're out.Dec. 

13. Reading everywhere: On public transport, in the park, on a trip, in the store, in the toilet... books can be read anywhere possible. It is a great pleasure for the child to notice this. 

14. Tsee the healing in ecrar: Children want to read some of the books they read over and over again. Either they are learning something in this book, or the book they are reading touches on an important emotional issue in the child's life. Feel free to read it again and again. 

15. Autograph days and book fairs: Wouldn't it be great to attend book fairs in your city and your favorite author's autograph days with your child?

16. First the book, then the movie: It's very exciting to watch the movie of the book being read. Sometimes it pleases, sometimes it disappoints, to encounter characters and spaces that you have fictionalized in your mind. Having this experience is very important for children. 

17. Book sharing groups: A phenomenon that I often come across abroad, but unfortunately never heard of in children's readers in Turkey. In book reading/sharing groups, various activities are held with children who have read the same book. Again, book exchanges are also performed in this group. Why should it not become widespread in our country?

18. Create game: You can also create games in which you add books. For example, when books are placed and stored in a treasure chest and found with a map, find out which book is from the subject described. The games are entirely up to your creativity. Isn't that fun and interesting?

19. Make a gift: On special occasions, you can gift special books to your child and each other. This allows for the perception of how valuable books are. But it is inconvenient to reward a child for reading a book. Something that gets a reward as a result is usually not very important.

20. Reading books about reading books: There are many books that describe the adventures of the characters in the books. These stories can inspire children.

21. Sesli books and e-book readers: It's important not to fall behind the age. It doesn't hurt to listen to books while drawing or collecting his room. Although it is not a substitute for real books in the same way, it is possible to support a busy screen-using child's transition to a book with an electronic book reader (such as a kindle). 

22. Don't force: It is useful not to turn the subject of reading books into a process of pressure and coercion. It would be best to move forward in small steps with a child who resists reading. 


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