Humans have the master problem solving skills for just about everything except the common cold and getting children to listen to parents and elders. From generations before us, children have most often and always won against elders in the battle of wills, mostly because either the tired caregivers want a moment of peace or because arguing with the constant bombardment of WH questions of children can sometimes puzzle an adult and wind one straight to a life crisis.
With the current age of new generational parenting tips and social media forwards, it is hard to filter what is really something worth experimenting with. While one section of society is hell bent on traditionalist patterns, another section is perhaps “too liberal”, the magic of course lies in the balance. Take the age-old trick question for example, ‘how do I get my kid to read’? A puzzling yet exciting challenge not only for Bookzoo customer enquiries but with parents and guardians all over the world. Reading if not organically nourished in a child can result in the risk of aversion to it completely.
Research suggests that, the motivational value of any activity is at its peak when it is delightful, something you like to do. Just like reaching out for the muffin instead of the broccoli. Your child will not and does not want to understand the beneficials of early reading (or broccoli for that matter). They simply want to do things that are fun, and there lies your one and only clue.