There are different ways you can bond with your family. You can go on vacations or outings nearby. A simple chore such as going to grocery stores is also a way. But then you can also do it in your own home. If you have a yard, take advantage of it and do some activities. You can also play some board games or just simply have a movie night.
Then you can also do something educational like reading. It is also a great skill to have for your children. Why is that?
1. Better Vocabulary
By reading, they will be able to know more words, therefore, having a great vocabulary which will affect many aspects of their life. Children are curious, so there is a big chance that they would ask about certain words and will be added to their vocabulary. Because of that, they will also be able to communicate well with others for they will be more understanding and expressive.
2. Enhanced Imagination
While we read, our minds cannot help but picture it. That is definitely happening with children too especially with characters and happenings that they can relate with. For this matter, it will also further develop their creativity. It could be with the arts or writing or any other gift that they have.
3. Develops Skills
As mentioned above, their communication and artistic skills are developed because of reading. Because of that, they will be able to adjust to every change in their academic needs. This includes logical and problem-solving. With this, they will easily understand lessons and also be able to do well with exercises and exams because reading also develops comprehension in other matters. They will also be analytical with what they learn and therefore would want to go further with it.
4. Gain Knowledge
Aside from having a great imagination, they will also learn a lot from reading. As said before, children are curious and if they encountered something, they would likely ask questions. For that matter, they will know more about what is happening around them and will also be aware of some issues. With this, they will also develop some ideas and be smart with their actions. It will also help them with school because as they understand their readings, they will also easily understand their lessons. Another is that their minds will be advanced because they most likely read it in advance if they gain the love of reading.
Reading is not only for studying and gaining knowledge, but it is also a great source of entertainment. Once they fell in love with reading and enhanced more of their imagination, reading will be very fun. The story and characters will pull them just like when they are watching movies. Only this time, it is with their imagination or what they mind picture. In addition to that, it is also a relaxing activity for it requires quiet and also a slow one unlike playing sports which requires energy and adrenaline. So if you are looking for something quiet to do for your children, this will be the one.