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- Beginners love picture books, so select books with less/no text.
- Start with books, which have easy to spot individual pictures.
- Make sure the book isn’t crowded with pictures/text, at least for the beginners.
- Gradually shift from picture books, touch & feel books, lift the flap books, books with more pictures & text.
- Introduce books of different languages.
- Out of five books that I pick from the library every week, I always ensure I get two regional books in regional languages (Hindi & Marathi).
- Don’t invite & Don’t force.
- Let your child observe & learn. Show him/her your love & focus on reading books.
- Take your child to the library.
- Allow him/her to choose.
- Set up a reading routine.
- Set up a tiny reading space (it can be as simple as a DIY bookshelf & a mat).
Remember, the love for reading develops gradually.
Do not reward. For what you bargain, isn’t love.
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