Jul
9
2019

Instill The Love of Reading In Your Child

How do you guide your child to master languages other than their mother tongue?

For me, I expose my boys to stories as well as videos. I can’t help them with Mandarin so I send them to enrichment classes but I personally guide them to read, write and speak in Bahasa Malaysia.

I instill the love of reading in the boys from the very beginning when they were young. I make bedtime stories interesting. I showed them that there is a whole new world out there from the stories in the books. I read to them and get them to read back to me. They grow up with this routine that it is now a norm for them to just grab any book and get ‘lost’ in it.

We are quite thrifty and the boys don’t always get new stuffs/toys but we indulge them with books. The father has rarely said NO when they request to buy books. My parents were like that too when I was younger. Eventhough they were not wealthy, they always shower us with books.

Ayden has several favourite books that he reads over and over again. He literally grow up with them. One of it is this book in BM that has many short stories in it.

Here is Ayden reading out loud to one of the stories in that book recently:

And below is Ayden with the same book but reading a different story back when he was 3 years 5 months old:

Here is Ayden when he was 4 years 8 months reading Peppa Pig and telling time in English:

You are never alone when you are reading a book because books train your imagination to think big. The boys will never get bored as long as they have their favourite book in hand. 

Read to your child today so they can read to you tomorrow. 

About the Author: Merryn Tan

3 Comments + Add Comment

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    Wish I could do that more with Jamie but he is into my phone after he got home from school. But at lesst we spend less than hour on reading (he picks what he wants to read) and learn spelling from school.

    I am trying to speak more Chinese with him. Still not interested in Chinese and BM though.

    Ayden is so good, he can read well. Bravo to both of you!!

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    The ONLY way to master a language is to USE IT, speak it, read it. I did not know Mandarin before, forced to learn as everyone else is speaking it. Now I can converse in it quite well but not read and write.

    Ayden’s so good. Kids these days…stuck to their smartphones, like their parents too. Bad…bad…bad!!!

  • //

    Good advice! May the love of reading stay with them for life.

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