Kindergarten age is an important period for the development of children. Encouraging and helping children develop good habits mean that helps children accumulate a foundation for the future. Creating reading habits and loving books are a critical task for families and schools to help young children have a strong capital foundation for the development of personality.
Books always are a treasure to help children explore and learn many good things. The books with healthy content and beautiful illustrations will make them excited. So parents should help children create the habit of reading early!
Reading book is very interesting
So how to help children create the reading habit and reading culture from kindergarten age?
Parents should create a reading and storytelling habit for children in their own families. At the weekend, the family may go to the bookstore together and let children select their books which they like. Of course, parents need to guide children to choose the appropriate book, arrange 1-3 books on bookshelves, and then change the books every week to inspire children to read. Before sleeping in the evening, tell them the stories related to morality, life skills, civilization and culture … If you want your children behave voluntarily brushing, just told them the story: “A little bear’s tooth decay”. Or if you want to guide them in the social knowledge, tell them: “A story of milk fruit”, “A story of watermelon” or “A story of flower”… After reading, parents could ask children about the story content, or ask simple questions such as: “in your opinion, what is the good point of this character?”, “Please summarize the story that you’ve just read?” , ” What do you think about the content of the story?” or “Through this story, do you learn anything?”. These questions will help children develop their language and idiom. At this time, they will enthusiastically present to you about what they think and parents will have better understand about child’s personality as well as guide them to what parents want them to do.
Let’s me tell you a story
Reading habit is always an important content in Hanoi Academy Kindergarten. Each class has a bookshelf with suitable stories and magazines for children to explore. Every week, in addition to literature lessons, students are listened story before sleeping time. They also can go to the library to read books in their free time. Queue culture to choose books and reading culture are performed here: you can only select one book at a time; you have to keep silent to not affect others; you have to turn the pages gently to not ruin or tear the book; and you must return the books after reading…
Let’s return the books back to the right place!
These lovely books and stories come to young children as a special toy. During the process of interacting with books, children are participated activities, heard and practiced interesting stories. Reading will become a natural need of the child then the love with books is formed gradually. That is a solid foundation for reading culture in children!
Ms. Tran Thi Thuyet – Kindergarten Teacher