Literary Appreciation Clinic (For Parents)
Does your child hate reading?
Is it difficult to make him or her pick up a book voluntarily during their free time?
Do they prefer to spend their time watching YouTube or playing with mobile devices?
Parenting is a really tough job and we know all you want is the best for your child. And that is why we are starting a series of 60-minute clinics for parents to nurture a love for reading in their children.
In 2002, OECD research reported that reading enjoyment is more important for children’s educational success than their family’s socio-economic status. Not only that, children who love reading had:
- higher scores on their cognitive and social/attitudinal competencies
- consistently higher scores in mathematics, reading, logical problem-solving and attitude
- higher average scores for engagement in school, positive communication and relations with family, and positive friendships
- showed less risky behaviour
- higher levels of motivation towards school
On the other hand, those who did not enjoy reading were more likely to be:
- heavier television watchers over time
- exposed to bullying experiences
- seen by teachers as having difficult classroom behaviour at age 12
- less likely to complete their homework
- less likely to be enthusiastic about going to school.
Our clinics are suitable for parents of children aged 5 to 12 years old.
At My Imagination Kingdom, we use a 3-tiered approach to break down the factors that affect a child's behaviour when it comes to reading.
Here is a brief description of the 3-tiered approach we use to break down a child's behaviour when it comes to reading:
1. The Individual (Child)
Every baby is born a blank slate. But as we grow older, we pick up different preferences, tastes and hobbies due to specific emotions and associations that our brain has learnt in conjunction with these preferences, tastes and hobbies. Someone who has grown up to enjoy reading for fun has had a childhood where strong, positive emotions have been learnt in association with reading. In our clinics, we will share the research and science behind why this is so, and how you can help your child learn to enjoy reading.
2. The Role Model (Parents)
Parents' behaviours have an amazingly large impact on their children. As a start, developmental psychologists have always known that children learn by imitating adults. If imitation is the primary way in which children learn, think about how a child might learn the behaviour of reading or not learn this behaviour just by observing what their parents are doing.
3. The Environment
What kind of home environment do they live in? Are their spaces filled with toys and screens and other items? Or are they surrounded by books everywhere they go?
To find out more about the 3-tiered framework and how you can help your child learn to enjoy reading for pleasure, sign up for our small-sized clinics which are targeted at parents now!
For a limited time period only, enjoy an early bird price of $29 if you sign up now.
If you would like to reach out to us to find out more about the clinics, drop us a mail at: email@example.com