The researchers found that TV and mobile preferred more than books
Books form our personality. Recent studies have shown that skilled readers are more likely to succeed in school and in life. Because the habit of studying continuously makes it easier for the students to understand the syllabus in all subjects. Published research related to the habit of studying children and family revealed that the habit of studying in our children is decreasing rapidly.
According to the report, there was a marked lack of interest in books among 8 to 9-year-olds. This is quite discouraging information. Reason: Children are being deprived of knowledge, their mind is more towards computer, social media and video games than books, due to which their physical and mental health is also being affected.
Reading pressure is also responsible
Lauren Tarshis, the author of the book ‘I Survived’ and editor of Scholastic StoryWorks magazine, says she was disappointed by the results. Because this is the age when a good reader is formed in a child. This is the time when children understand the depth of language and are motivated to study something new every day.
But the children who are lagging behind in this important phase, the hope of becoming a good reader breaks even before it starts. The habit of studying only for fun and entertainment distracts the attention of children when we try to pressure them to study with proficiency.
Time of reading is continuously decreasing
Along with the habit of studying, now the time of reading of children is also divided. As the child grows older he becomes busy with other post-curricular activities, video games, social media and mobile-laptops. Exams, class tests and academic pressures are not going to end in the near future.
Therefore, parents and teachers will have to tell their children that not only is it necessary to study, but we also need to get educated in our lives. We need to teach our children to focus on low-key things in order to keep children engaged with books in old age and to maintain the habit of reading them continuously.
Friendship with only 35 percent of books
‘Scholastic’ conducted this survey on more than 1000 parents and 6 to 17-year-olds last year. In the survey, 59 percent of children up to 8 years said that they read books for fun 5 to 7 days a week. But only 35 percent of children up to 9 years of age admitted that they were interested in reading books. While 40 per cent of children up to the age of 8 liked reading books at heart, the figure was only 28 per cent for children up to 9 years old.
Take care of these things
Instead of imposing your choice on children, read what they want. Because being interested in books is important. Instead of deciding the level of reading of the child, let the children choose the books according to their interest.
Try to connect them to the library or any museum where they go and read the book of their choice and also tell their opinion about the book while returning. This will make them feel important that their opinion also matters.
– Parents who want to arouse their children’s reading interest can choose a topic from a series of non-fiction cartoons or graphic novels to suit the child’s liking. Huh.
– Scholastic reports that half of the parents with children aged 9 to 17 and children aged 6 to 17 said in the survey that there are very few books reflecting the diversity of the world. There is a need to diversify these subjects. In such a situation, focus on the characters, poems and stories related to children’s literature. Keep in mind that these stories should include the qualities that develop the personality of children.