My Son Start Reading Books

Children and reading - Do you believe is important the children start love reading from small age?
@aidonia (4210)
Greece
March 18, 2007 5:42pm CST
I love reading since I was kid.I try learn same to my son too,and I don't mean school books..When he was small I use to readied to him books and he enjoy it.When he started learn read I believe he gonna love books like me.I try buy for him books of him choose ....nothing,he bring books from school library but as they comes they goes,without he open.If I push him read he saw like I punish him(something I don't like)so I gave up.He is 11 years and I didn't expect he read big books but....... Before 4 moths he took another book from the library and actually he start read it,since then he read some books and I saw him start like the reading I'm so happy because I believe the reading is very important thing for the life,I cross my finger for he continue . Do you believe is important the children start love reading from small age?
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37 responses
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
I love reading books as well and I really find it important for children to read books. Books are our key to additional knowledge..It helps make our mind more active and open to ideas.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I agree with you.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
My mom read to me when I was small and when I was about 4 yrs old I began to read for myself. I believe reading at an early age helped me to be a bit more ahead in school and such. Almost a nerd, yes a little bit smart. I was in G.A.T.E. progam from 2nd through 7th grade. Which was good. I was reading ALL the time. I love to read still. I know some people dont like to do this. But I do. I'm back to working at a bookstore again as of a week from tomorrow. Excuss me I will be in heaven again living among books hurray!:))
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I just read at your topic for your new job.Congratulation.
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@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Well you can't expect him to like what you like to do just because your his biological father. I mean father and son can be very different. I mean I believe reading is important now and into the future. I don't know what you can do but I'll I know is that it is important.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I'm him mother,but him father also like reading.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
18 Mar 07
reading books - books reading and page opening
It is very good for kids to read. When I was small, I was reading under cover with my flash light, because my mother didn't want me to read at night. She was smart, I was a rebel. Now we both are laughing about it.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
Funny...your mother had the opposite problem than mine.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
18 Mar 07
If you can get your children interested in books from an early age, you'll never have to worry about their education. If they love books they will educate themselves to a much higher degree than any school system could accomplish. You could try to see what interests them the most and try to add new things as needed to keep them interested. I used to read to my kids, and now they are grown, they all have book cases in their houses. Good luck.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
That's my point.for they have good education need love reading books.
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Yes it is very important for children to read. There is so much knowledge to be found in just a story. I think with boys they are older when they decide it is time to read something other than school books. I always encouraged my son to read too, but he did not even want to until he was 12 or 13. Today he is 19 and a writer, actor, singer, dancer. He got all these great ideas from reading and now I am proud of him for choosing to read and write. Good for you and your son.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
I wish the best for you son and he always make you proud.
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• Philippines
18 Mar 07
Your son is 11 years old and he should really be reading many things for him to learn. The best book ever is the Holy Bible. I hope you include some of these especially GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English) because this is a source of knowledge and wisdom. Our basic knowledge of everything came from these first three books of the Holy Bible. I am a Christian, a child of God, baptized into Christ on October 1, 1989 and I belong to the Church of Christ founded and headed by Christ as shown in Acts Chapter 2. I am given the gift of knowledge and understanding Bible Greek and I translate the Word of God from Greek to English PLAINLY - Greek word into its English equivalent with additional words for grammar purposes written in italics so that readers may delete them as the wish. I have already published GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English), THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), ELEMENTS of SALVATION, The Right Way, GOD, ORIGIN, TRANSFER into PERFECTION, GREEK-ENGLISH (Grammar & Vocabulary), WORDS in THE WILL New Testament, and others shown at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin I have seen the versions being circulated worldwide and they are generally admitted to be 80% NOT translations. My translations are 99.99% translations and I see the truth, beauty, and sweetness of the Word of God. I hope these books could also help people understand the Word of God and be saved. May God bless you.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Mar 07
All your response was so nice words ...but I didn't like you try sell your books here.
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@umi_86 (32)
• Pakistan
19 Mar 07
reading a book is good but there should be a intrest by GOD gifted.i thing that is one personal intrest to reading books we should'nt force any one to read books if he or she not have intest in it
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
7 Apr 07
I agree with you catnun.The Bible is one of the best thing we can read but not at the age of 11 and when we just start reading books.Of course They are some more simple children books that explain the Bible with more simple ways but I prefer at this age the child choose him own books....
• United States
19 Mar 07
When my son was still inside of me I would pick children's books out and read them aloud. I believe that a child in the womb can hear what is being said. Also when he was born I would sit him on my lap and read to him. I don't think it is ever to young to introduce children to books. By reading to them you are giving them the love of books. Make reading fun and a child will willingly pick up a book. If they think they are being punished then they will fight you every step of the way. You did a excellent thing by forgetting about pushing the idea of book reading on him. When he did decide to start reading he would think it was his own idea and that in a kids world is cool.
• United States
19 Mar 07
Yes it is important. They will start enjoying it.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
As I saw if you push a child you did the things worse.
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• Philippines
19 Mar 07
That's possible if really provide a good reading atmosphere to your son no wonder he'll be hook on reading. The best way to learn your son to read more books is to provide him many interesting subjects and very suitable for his needs. Me as a parent, i started already to invest many buying books for my 4 year old son since he is juat 1 yr old.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
You did the best for your son. By the way I saw I'm your first response at mylot so welcome and good luck.
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
That is a great sign, Children should learn to love reading books, It is The interest in in reading that they learn by themselves, books have a lot of stored knowledge that can be transfered to them as they read it. Congratulations, your child is will be a wise guy.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
Thanks for your kind words.
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@rpebad (89)
• Uganda
19 Mar 07
I surely believe it is good to start reading at a tender age.i too started like that and now am very used to it.i think you have trained that kid for the future and it is tremendous job.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
Thanks.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
19 Mar 07
Reading, I feel, is very important, it not only imparts knowledge and wisdom but also helps in growth and elocution. As for children, I feel reading helps in smart thinking and smarter conversation. I have two nieces from two sisters. Diya (10), the elder one is a voracious reader and would read anything and everything on earth. She would start reading adverts, billboards when she runs out of books. My sister has to supply the demand all the time and guess what, Diya only wants story books as gifts. My other niece, Anoska (5), was just the opposite, she would just not read and as you have pointed out, it seemed compulsion for her. So, my sister now buys all comics and ladybirds series books full of colors and pictures and keeps them inside the closet without mentioning about it. Anouska would just grasp the books and would start flipping through the pages. Before realizing, she now has become an ardent reader aswell!! I just hope your son continues with this, just stop pushing and he would push you for books. Good luck.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
You have two fantastic nieces.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
20 Mar 07
...i bet have dear.
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@dopey22girl (3327)
• United States
19 Mar 07
That's very good that your son has started reading books! So this started about 4 months ago? Well, hopefully it will continue. Yes, I think it is important for children to start to love reading from a small age because reading is involved in so many different things that we do, and not to mention, it increases a person's vocabulary, and it will make school work and other things easier for the child. My paren'ts read to me ever since I was a tiny baby, and now I LOVE reading!
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I also believe reading helps at the school work too.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
19 Mar 07
books are very important and they can give us many things no matter how old are we...of course reading books for a child is very useful because it is the way we learn our language better for example..it helps widen our vocabulary, for example...moreover books widen our spirit and mind...sometimes you find what you like reading about it and after reading a book you want to know more about a subject...surely it helps when studying...therefore I am very happy your child is starting this marvellous adventure..we can suggest people they should read, we can give good advice but people start reading only when they decide it ...it is a very personal fact..
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I agree,each one person must start love reading by himself.
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@JWREDBUD (28)
• United States
19 Mar 07
Too many kids today are parked in front of the tv. It's great that he's reading. Reading is mental exercise that we all could use more of.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
Yes the more kids care about tv ,pc,ps2.....
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
19 Mar 07
Reading, I feel, is very important, it not only imparts knowledge and wisdom but also helps in growth and elocution. As for children, I feel reading helps in smart thinking and smarter conversation. I have two nieces from two sisters. Diya (10), the elder one is a voracious reader and would read anything and everything on earth. She would start reading adverts, billboards when she runs out of books. My sister has to supply the demand all the time and guess what, Diya only wants story books as gifts. My other niece, Anoska (5), was just the opposite, she would just not read and as you have pointed out, it seemed compulsion for her. So, my sister now buys all comics and ladybirds series books full of colors and pictures and keeps them inside the closet without mentioning about it. Anouska would just grasp the books and would start flipping through the pages. Before realizing, she now has become an ardent reader aswell!! I just hope your son continues with this, just stop pushing and he would push you for books. Good luck.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
The answer posted twice lol:Happened to most of us.
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@miryam (6510)
• Italy
19 Mar 07
Well, is important read...... I'm was a child read more.I'm like read, now is a difficult for me read and I miss a Book........BYE good new week....
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
Have a nice week too.You can find little time to read now too.
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@txwoman36 (173)
• United States
19 Mar 07
yes i do think its good to start a kid reading at a young age. books teach them things which is good. i have never been big on reading even as an adult. i dont think its good to force them to read just let him do it on there own and he will probably continue reading.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
19 Mar 07
I hope you continue too.
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• Netherlands
19 Mar 07
I love to read aswell. I also red to my childeren every day. I didn't expect it but they both dont like to read. I even have to go to a special teacher with my daughter for reading. She finds it terrible hard to learn it. I hope she will learn quick and that she enjoys reading books as I do. It's so very important for them. It can help them all there lifes.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
20 Mar 07
I don't know your children ages but maybe they are too small and this will change later.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
You are doing the right thing in seeking help for your daughter if she is having difficulty. Some people have a condition called dyslexia and if it's caught early,they will have a lot easier to train their brain to read and write correctly. Hugs to you and your daughters. Best wishes that the teacher will be able to help and your daughters will learn to enjoy reading.
• United States
10 Apr 07
I just rated you another + for a great posting. You are doing a wonderful job here, and with your son's future. It is very important to start teaching them to read at a young age, so that they enjoy it. Now would be a good time to teach him English too. It is easier when they are young. You are an intelligent and great mom. I commend you sugar.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
10 Apr 07
Thanks for your kind words.My son start learn English before even start the school.I went for learn English language from the age of 4.He loves English.