Legacy | Parents | Reading | Kids | 19th August 2021 | Virtual Wire
Parents who find time despite their busy schedules, to read to their kids, or find ways to encourage their growing kids to read, leave a long-lasting legacy in their children's lives.
A child does much of what he or she sees than what he or she is been told to do. When children see their parents deliberately take time out to read to them, they see how valuable forming a reading habit is.
Some parents may have made the effort to read to their kids during their formative ages when they could barely read, and later dumped the act because they felt the kids could read on their own. It doesn't always have to be like that.
There's nothing wrong with developing fun ways to read with your teens and even your adult child. You could get a similar book with them, read it differently and then share your thoughts about the book.
As old as you think your child has become, they still look up to you. Except you feel reading should only be important when they are little, you must continue reading yourself in spite of your busy schedule.
Teachers in schools can only do so little, which means that the bulk of the work lies on parents, and their desire to see their kids improve mentally, socially, emotionally and psychologically. These improvements can come through amazing books.