Is reading passé for kids today

Ask any voracious reader and you can expect a disdainful look as an answer.

But if you look around people of all ages particularly the youngsters (may be generalizing here) are shying away from the good old habit of picking up a book and immersing themselves in the book

My wife is an avid and fast reader. She has a mountain of books besides her at all times. I am the occasional reader and will pick up a fiction writer during a vacation, (if i’m taking one that is :(). My folks too read quite a bit our little friend (son) unfortunately has not got my wife’s genes for reading for sure.

We too like good parents read  out to him from an early age. Leafed through books together, showed him books with big pictures,  books with sounds and every other possible trick of the tradeJ unfortunately didn’t have the desired effect

 

While some of my peers believe that book reading is not important and is a waste of time, as everything is available on www, ipad, tablet or the laptop. I certainly don’t think so for me reading is very essential unfortunately in my son’s current scheme of things reading is not a priority at best 15 minutes in a sitting. Any advice? 

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4 thoughts on “Is reading passé for kids today

  1. Hi Rohit,
    If you read to him every day, he will catch on. Go to bookstores and let him pick books of his choice but also let him know that 2 of those would be parent’s choice. This way he will get used to reading books which strengthen his writing capabilities. Over a period, watch him change. Here, in USA, 20 minutes reading and then recording what you read is mandatory. Hope this helps.

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