Reading offers a lot more than just entertainment for children—it is one of the best activities for developing intellect, promoting creativity, and expanding your child’s knowledge. As kids become more engrossed with television, video games, phones and tablets, and other screen-related activities, it’s more important than ever to encourage reading habits in private preschool and at home. Here are a few ways how:
Encourage Fun, Reading-Related Activities
Your child’s day at a Montessori school incorporates many fun ways to expand reading into other activities, and you should try to continue this pattern at home. Play exciting, reading-related games with your children. Another great way is to show your children how the books they read relate to the rest of the world.
Establish a Set Family Reading Time
By setting aside a certain amount of time each day for reading, you can encourage positive reading habits for your child. Montessori schools spend a lot of time letting children learn and explore on their own. To echo this learning environment, allow your children 15 or 30 minutes per day to read anything they want. During this set daily reading time, it’s also important that you and other family members are reading too.
Find Reasons to Read Out Loud
Reading doesn’t have to be restricted to books and magazines. Spend time each day reading aloud to your child and encouraging your child to read out loud to you. Don’t forget non-traditional reading materials. For example, when you’re driving your child to school, take turns reading street signs and business names to each other.
If you want to promote reading in your child’s life, follow these helpful tips and enroll your child at a Montessori school today. Starwood Montessori in Frisco strongly believes in allowing children to learn and grow individually with the help of knowledgeable and compassionate private school instructors. Call (972) 712-8080 or visit our site for more information about our education programs.