What kind of books do children read?
I think children like reading fantastical books about made-up lands because it lets their imagination run free. They also love books that have lots of adventure in them, or at least a lot of pictures. Since kids aren’t fully developed yet, they’re more attracted to things that are very visual, so a lot of them love reading picture books, at least until they’re old enough to like words as well.
What kind of books do adults read?
Well, it really depends on the person. I’ve found that idealistic people love reading romances or action-packed books, while more down-to-earth people like reading biographies or nonfiction. Generally, I guess adults like books that are about real-life topics and issues. I don’t think they’re as interested in things that are completely made up, like fantasy. That being said, an adult friend of mine loves reading about dragons. Sometimes I think he believes they’re real! He’s a little off his rocker.
When it comes to cultivating children’s reading habits, who are more important – teachers or parents?
Well, it’s tough to say, because I believe both parents and teachers are very influential in a child’s life. However, I suppose that parents are more important when it comes to cultivating children’s reading habits. Teachers can show their students ways to develop habits, but the responsibility for enforcing those habits is in the parents’ hands. The parents have more of an influence in their children’s lives, so it’s up to them to make sure their children are reading regularly.
Which is more beneficial – reading books or watching TV and films?
Well, I’m a little biased because I love reading books more than watching TV and films. In my opinion, reading books is more beneficial because it helps teach people critical thinking skills. With TV and films, the information is very obviously presented to you and they don’t make you think as hard. But with books, you usually have more room for interpretation, and you can also exercise your imagination more.
How should parents encourage their children to read books?
I suppose parents can encourage their children to read books in lots of ways. One of the easiest and most important ways is to expose them to books at an early age. This can be done by reading them bedtime stories before they go to sleep. That way, the child will have a positive association with reading because it reminds them of the time spent bonding with their parents. It definitely did the trick for me!
What do you think about bedtime stories?
It seems to me that bedtime stories can be a very important part of someone’s childhood. For example, I really bonded with my mom because she read me lots of stories right before I went to sleep. It was a nice time for us to hang out and feel close to one another. So in that respect, I think bedtime stories are great for children’s development. They also help them develop a sense of imagination.
What are the influences of modern technology on reading habits?
Well, modern technology has definitely changed the way that people read things, whether it’s books or magazines or newspapers. With the development of technology, more and more people are reading information online. Many newspapers have adjusted by publishing their issues on their websites, while books are increasingly being published as e-books rather than paper books.
lets their imagination run free
off his rocker
critical thinking skills
did the trick (for me)
in that respect