Tatlong paraan para ma-encourage na magbasa ang iyong anak
Sa isang book fair event kung saan naimbitahan ang celebrity mom na si Bettinna Carlos ay nakuwento nga niya kung paano siya nahilig sa mga libro at na-share din niya ang tatlong paraan kung paano niya na-encourage ang anak niya upang maging isang reader.
Bilang isang avid reader, si Bettinna ay isa na ring published author sa ilalim ng OMF Literature. Ang kaniyang libro na “Heartbreaks & Breakthroughs: Making Sense of God’s Purpose for Pain” ay siguradong malaki ang maitutulong para sa mga ina.
Si Lolo ang dahilan
Ikinuwento nga ni Bettinna Carlos kung paano binago ng pagbabasa ang kaniyang buhay.
Nagsimula nga di-umano sa kaniyang lolo kung kaya’t nahiligan niya ang pagbabasa at mga pagkolekta rin ng mga libro.
Kuwento ni Bettinna, “I grew up with a lolo who would buy volumes of lexicon, britanica, encyclopedias, child crafts, name it.”
Pag-aalala niya, “I remember he would call Luz, sosyal pedlers na naka-white na may dala-dalang maleta and they would open their luggages filled with encyclopedias in our home and my lolo would really buy them.”
“And I never really understood were those big hard hard bound books were for until I saw him we saw him, my brothers and I saw him get, read, read to us, and shared trivias to us, so I grew up with that kind of lolo who also subscribed to magazines—Nat Geo, Reader’s Digest,” pagpapatuloy ng aktres.
Dagdag pa niya, “He would have all those and it would be everywhere in our house—so mayroon sa bookshelf, mayroon sa console table, mayroon sa toilet, and it’s really what made us so curious about why is our lolo’s so into books.”
Aniya, “Bakit ang dami and why would he always be reading? So it’s growing up seeing that, that’s actually also influenced my love for books.”
“And that lolo of mine he would always call us, ‘Apo halika! Alam mo ba na ganito, ganyan, ganyan, ganyan.’ He was literally a walking encyclopedia,” pagbabahagi ni Bettinna.
“Every time we have a question, either he already knows the answer or he would turn us to the shelf and, ‘Aaah, nandito yan sa letter AA to AM,’ and then he would get it and read from the encyclopedia,” masayang pagkuwento ng celebrity mom.
Aniya pa, “And that’s how my mind was opened to how important books are—for instruction, for information as well, so that influenced my reading also.”
Tatlong paraan para ma-encourage na magbasa ang anak
Ngayon ngang isang ina na rin ang actress at host na si Bettinna Carlos, nagkaroon di-umano siya sa isang season sa kaniyang buhay na naisip niya na parang hindi mahilig ang anak niyang si Gummy sa libro.
Ito nga ang tatlong tips na kaniyang na-realize upang matulungan ang ibang mommies na tulad niya on how to make readers out of your children.
Expose them to books
Halimbawa ni Bettinna Carlos, “What my lolo did, books were everywhere, kahit anong klase ng libro yan naka-scatter talaga sa bahay.”
Kuwento ng aktres, “So what I did, I strategically place her bookshelf. She has a lot of books kasi, when she was young I would read to her.
“So I would strategically place the bookshelf by the toys, so bago yung mata niya mag-landing sa toys dadaan muna sa books, sabi ko, ‘aaaah gumagana ito.'”
“I knew it was working because when she does number two kumukuha ng libro tapos dinadala sa toilet, sabi ko, ‘wow, nagwo-work, nagwo-work!”
“Next I would also place book above the shelf sa toilet, so dumadami na yung selection niya dun—from her personal favorites like babysitter’s club na comics, sisingitan ko na ng iba-ibang mga books dyan and I would see that she would really choose different titles each time.”
“So one is, very helpful that we make books accessible and available to our kids,” mariin niyang sambit.
Read to our kids
Ani Bettinna, “So we know the benefits of reading right? We don’t naman teach our kids how to read at that age when they should be reading, we start it way, way before.
“We start it by reading to them. Ahm, I did not start reading to my child because I want her to be a reader, but because I know—one, it’s a way to bond and connect with your child and number two, it’s how we teach them about language, how we teach them, and how we make them, ahm, how we grow their vocabulary—how we make them familiar whether its English, Filipino, or Bisaya, Ilonggo in your household,” paliwanag ng TV host.
“So we read to them, and the way I saw the effect of that in my child—when she was younger, every night I would read to her and parang it became a pattern na pagganitong oras before going to sleep my mom would read to me.”
“So I would change titles every night until I saw her picking the books na and bringing them to me for me to read to her, so nagkakaroon na eventually ng preference.
“And then when she was of age na to read, I noticed that she would revisit our favorite books when she was younger what i read to her and she would actually read it herself, and as mother it’s so satisfying to see your child,” masaya dagdag ng TV host-actress na si Bettinna Carlos.
We have to be readers first
“Ang hirap pong ituro sa anak na, ‘anak magbasa ka nga,’ hindi naman tayo nagbabasa,” aniya.
Paliwanag niya, “We have to model it to our kids and literally they really have to see us to pick a book, read a book, hold a book.”
“When do we get books? Do we only get it when wala na, wala na tayong mapanood sa Netflix, or do they see us do that as our first option for entertainment, or do they see us turn to books when aaaah may homework siya?”
Halimbawa niya, “‘Oh you need to know the, who the prophets are and what are the books of the prophets, and the Old Testament,’ so you get the Bible instead of Mr. Google.”
“Kasi we cannot deny that nowadays even us parents are heavenly relying on the internet, but we could really start that habit of our kids reading and turning to books for information if they see us see that in us first,” pagbabahagi ng aktres.