Has reading habits declined in kids?
March 8, 2016 4:03am CST
This year my son dint get time to complete his exam just because he couldnt read the passage completion (language paper) question promptly;the result was that he missed the big essays. When he came home , I made him read the passage and to my wonder he couldnt read fluently; TVs and mobiles have dominated the reading habits of kids. I have bought him plenty of story books and picture books, but he shows little interest in all of them and spends 2-3 hours in playing mobile games. Don't know how to improve kids reading skills!!
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• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
8 Mar 16
@bestmom In that case, you can choose books of his interest like any cartoon characters or a very small comic book with nice illustrations. You can appreciate him by rewarding him after completing a book. Once they start reading it, then gradually it may become their habit.
11 Mar 16
You have to learn how to enjoy reading time with him. Remember, kids usually do what older people do. So if he sees you not reading book or just in the gadgets or TV,, then the big tendency is that he would also do the same.
8 Mar 16
Modern technology and tolerant parents affect kids' reading and writing skills. It's good that you're making an effort by buying books for him. Sometimes, if kids see their parents reading books, they might be encouraged to do the same. Or, force him to read and monitor his reading progress.
• Sussex, New Brunswick
8 Mar 16
I agree, my son refuses to read outside of school. Even his daily reading log. He does in silent reading because he is too busy at home with his devices and video games. I've even taken all away, yet he refuses to read or anything else for that matter. Instead he'll lay in his bed staring at his ceiling doing nothing. Until I feel sorry for him and give his things back. It's become a sad world because of technology. I hate to see how bad it gets in the future. Will people ever leave their homes at all?