With the current era as the age of technology, relationship with books seems to be disappearing. Though it has made our life much easier, different problems have been seen to arise particularly those related to our kids. Children now days prefer staying at homes glued to their gadgets due to which the socializing part is diminishing over the years. In addition to this, the family bonding that was quite essential for holding the family closer is fading away. ‘Bedtime stories’ concept that was widely practised before has not limited to only a few homes.
In order to cope up with these, it is necessary to have some healthy habits inculcated in your daily routine one of which is the family reading time.
One of the benefits of this healthy activity is that the families dedicate a small portion of time from their busy routine and have discussions, connect and share ideas. This allows them to spend some quality time with each other on a regular basis.
It helps the parents instil morals and cultural values into their kids. Children get to know about their religion, background and other aspects that are necessary for every individual to be aware of. Also, problem-solving and real-life lessons are what children get to learn from this dedicated time. They learn to respect feelings and treasure relationships. They learn what it means by agreeing to disagree.
Reading time also helps the parents to reduce gadget use and screen time. Children get engaged with healthy discussions and interesting talks that tend to divert their attention from technology for a while and be mentally present in what is being discussed.
Let’s inculcate reading as part of our daily routine and see what changes it brings in us and our children as a family.