Children fall in love with reading in a unique manner. Cuddling with a parent over a book or gathering around the teacher for storytime helps kids associate reading with nurturing. “These reading experiences can set the stage for later reading success,” says Julia Parish-Morris, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania who studies how young children interact with e-books.
While discussing whether e-books are better than print, she thinks e-books are great for independent readers. Her research has also found that parents often become more controlling; concentrating more on what their child is doing with the device instead of talking about the story or the activity they are doing on the device. .
According to us parents should play a part in the story, discuss the story. The Child City Edutainment’s Curious Club (illustrated storybooks) and KB (Knowledge Bytes) monthly newsletter content and activities are crafted not just to inspire the curious minds with information and stories but also enable parents to build & nurture early reading habit and bond with their child through story sessions, DIY activities, outdoor activities and also discussing general #TrendingTopics which are covered in the magazine.
At seven and eight, children can concentrate for longer periods of time and are developing strong interests. It’s a significant time of growth for a child’s reading life, too. Children gain better comprehension skills, vocabulary, reading strategies, and confidence. All this happens when kids are immersed in books. Every day. For sustained periods of time.
That being said, this is also a time when learning differences show up. If your child is not improving in reading, it’s important to determine why and help them.The young minds need guidance, direction and encouragement. Bond with your child over a book and as we say inspire the curious minds.