First, I wouldn’t have imagined myself building a website single-handedly…after many trials and errors I’m finally on the last page “Blog”! Luckily I got my son (aged 11), a computer geek (relatively if at his age) who continuously fixed the glitches, links, image sizes and codes problem for me. Thank you Ali my dear! (but I’m really impressed by myself too! 😊）
What does this mean? If you don’t try it, you wouldn’t know you can do it! How wonderful it is that my love of reading can lead me to become a tech-literate too!!
The idea of setting up a reading club to read to children as a profession has been my dream since 2013. Back then I already realised the importance of reading aloud to my kids but noticed that such simple, costless but usually neglected habit actually help them excel so differently from kids who only focused on extra tuitions and spoon-feeding learning. I silently hoped to attest what I believe – by continuously adhering to the daily reading routine to my kids, abandoning the idea of extra tuitions, and awaiting the day when I could prove myself right.
Today I proved it, with much blessings, when seeing how my kids, now aged 9 & 11, flourish in all areas. They don’t get many trophies or certificates; they are not top students at school either (though one just got a full scholarship this year). They simply LOVE learning, yearning to go to school everyday, curious about things from all facets of life. Happy and positive, humble yet confident; not only do they know how to organise themselves but are always proactively helpful to others. All these wonderful traits of a good person…all are attributed to the good habit of voracious reading since young… Isn’t it what a parent would want to see in his/her child?
Now, The Avid Reader Club is officially launched. I hope to share my methods, tips and secrets with like-minded parents who either themselves are also an avid reader, or who hope to let the reading specialist coach their kids as one.
There is a saying that building a habit requires at least 100 times of repeating the action. If this is true, how nice such habit-developing process is! No pain, just gain!! It may only take you 20 minutes a day to read to your child to benefit him/her for life! So, what are you waiting for?