Most parents would love to see their kids relish books because either they were avid readers as children or they absolutely hated it and would want it differently for their children.
Whatever the reason, here are some expert and mom-approved ideas to get them to flipping pages in no time.
Be a good role model: Monkeys see, monkeys do!! Children are tempted to try out every single thing that adults around them do. When they see you read, they will want to do it too. Tell them how reading is so much fun and how it magically transports you to all the wonderful places, and then you can sit back and see the book love evolve.
Let them choose their reading material: It is always easier if they affiliate reading with something they already love. If they love pets, get them a book about dogs, cats, birds, anything that interests them. Even better, take them to a library or a bookstore and make picking up the book a fun activity.
Surround them with a lot of age-appropriate reading material: Yes a lot of reading material, put a few books in their play area, a few with your book collection, a book or two in the kitchen, you get the point. You want them to get access to reading anytime they feel like. Also, make sure the reading material isn’t difficult for them otherwise they will lose interest (at times even before developing).
Create a cozy reading corner: A special place to go and settle down with your book makes reading way more interesting. The best part being, it doesn’t even have to be anything fancy or over the top. The arrangement of a few blankets and pillows near the window worked wonders for one of the mothers I spoke to.
DO NOT FORCE THEM INTO READING: If you think that forcing them to read will eventually make them like it, it is just going to be the reverse. They will associate it with punishment and before you know you would have transformed them into reluctant readers which is not a very good place to be in.
No one trick works for everyone, every child is different and some children take longer than the others to develop any new habits while some adapt seamlessly. So keep your calm, take your time, and you will have raised an avid book reader. Also, do let me know in the comment section ideas that you have tried and would love for others to try.