Hello my son is in 1st grade but still he can't read and he is not ready to focus on reading. Please tell what should i do develop his interest in reading

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I understand your concern. Your son is in his early learning years, and for him anything which meets his curiosity or has wonder would gain his attention and interest more than the mundane, and repetitive. So, the challenge you have in turn, is to try and make studies full of wonder and evoke his curiosity. Here are a few tips which may help you achieve this. 1. Enrich your child's surroundings with books, picture books to explore, which, doesn't have to be class syllabus related, but more so in unique and interesting manner. for e. g. through interesting books, or by enriching your child's surroundings with interesting things like an Atlas on the wall. 2. Your child could also have a writing wall/white board for him and he could scribble anything he wants on it. Writing helps putting one's thoughts out, and shall generate interest in your child to express his thoughts. 3. Encourage your child to ask queries. Make it interactive, playful, not necessarily and don't keep the example only from studies/books. 4. Get your child to try language puzzles/crosswords projects at home in different settings/situations/surroundings. It will help your child build associations and lasting concepts. You can read out stories to get him interested. Enroll in a local library. Enroll in book reading or story telling classes. Gift books on occasions. You have to do some reading so that he will imitate your behaviour All the best and do keep us posted.

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