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Helping children develop good reading habits

One of the best things about my children's school is that they put a lot of emphasis on at junior level. Every child is issued reading books every week and children have to read them under parental supervision at home. Children keep a reading record and rate books according to how they liked it.

The reading teacher also asks children to complete an activity to gauge whether the child has actually read the book and understood it or not. There is less emphasis on speed or number of books and more on how the child's comprehension level gets better. It also puts the onus on to devote 10-15 minutes every day to help their child complete a book.

The picture shows my 7 year old son's book satchel where he keeps a junior dictionary, books issued from school library and the record book. It has the quote:

“Be awesome! Be a book nut!” by Dr Seuss

I am very happy that all my children are avid readers. I think life without books is rather bleak and empty.

This post is part of my#Category-Challenge


Picture is my own from my camera

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activebaba101 wrote on November 14, 2014, 1:28 AM

helping and yes reading good habits are always to be developed

carmela wrote on November 14, 2014, 1:57 AM

when i was in high school and college i learned how to read fast. i was able to finish reading a novel in one day but i was not very conscious about building up my vocabulary. as i grew older i made it a habit to look up in my old fashioned soft bound dictionary the meaning of words that i am not very familiar with. comprehension is very inportant!

maxeen wrote on November 14, 2014, 6:56 AM

My 3 children are teachers,when they were learning to read I used to concentrate on teaching them a new and obscure word every day. Very early on they had read most of the books of the wonderful Jack London writer

AliCanary wrote on November 14, 2014, 1:43 PM

Yes, you can learn SO much by reading. It ruined my eyesight, but dammit, I'm very smart.

frenchtoast78 wrote on November 14, 2014, 7:10 PM

My son's school has a daily activity called DEAR, which stands for Drop Everything And Read! Whenever they hear a a certain music at any time in school, they have to drop everything and pick up a book and read it for a few minutes until they hear a new music indicating they should stop.

suzanne wrote on November 15, 2014, 4:26 AM

Yes that's very good..
I started reading at the age of 4-5

bestwriter wrote on November 21, 2014, 6:52 AM

Good schools have libraries with books suiting every age and it is a good thing that the school where your child is studying is monitoring their reading activity.

scheng1 wrote on December 23, 2014, 7:57 AM

Over here, the national libraries are helping to cultivate good reading habit. Children can use loan receipt to exchange for stickers or cards.