Updated: July 22, 2021 4:52:19 pm
Do you want to make your kid an avid reader? If so, reading books to children at an early age can help ingraining in them the love for books.
Chiki Sarkar founded Juggernaut Books in 2015 and since then has backed several new voices. In a recent video Sarkar provided some tips to turn kids, as young as 6-7 months and till 2-years-old, into a bookworm.
With these four easy rules, your little one will look forward to their favorite reading time every day.
— Chiki Sarkar (@Chikisarkar) July 22, 2021
Here’s her suggestions
Keep it short
“Five-minute a session,” she says as she reasons, “they have a very little attention span.”
Keep it cosy
Her second tip is to keep the setting cosy. “When you read to them put them on your lap or cuddle them or smell their sweet yummy baby smell, make it a time of coziness and comfort, and joy.”
Turn it into a ritual
A more effective way of making reading into a habit for young kids is to make it into a ritual. “Do your bedtime reading or a breakfast reading so that it becomes something they look forward to,” she says.
Morning story time reading cashew’s latest obsession, the gruffalo. It may well be the most loved kids story of the last decade or so about a clever little mouse and not so scary monster called gruffalo. Total joy. For 2-5 years olds. #shokybookclub pic.twitter.com/Hlta3FUeZF
— Chiki Sarkar (@Chikisarkar) July 21, 2021
No words, only pictures
This, she states, is the most important rule. She advises, “not to read the words on the page as they are too young for it. Look at the pictures, tell them the story through the pictures. Even make it up as you go along, they are interested in the pictures, not the words.”
Follow these rules and your little one will enjoy it too!
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.