Reading as we all know is a very good habit. Some read as a hobby, some just read for fun or to get updated. Whatever may be the reason; reading will help build the character of a person and will also pile on knowledge. People used to read a lot of books, papers, magazines etc. to gather information and knowledge. But now with the new electronic era the internet has become the number one source of knowledge and information.
Kids tend to surf the net more than adults, and what's more they tend to enjoy it more than adults. If you have the combination of a kid, a computer and internet at home then you should know this to be true by experience. But what does your kid do on the net? Most kids surf the net to get some info on a new game, a movie, play online games, search for info for their projects, chat etc. but what if you could get your child to read some thing important online. How can one do that? You might ask. Well there are several techniques that you can use.
One way is to give you child some sort of assignment. Give your kid a topic and ask him/her to find information about that and then try to get it out of them orally. If you ask them to write it down then they will just copy write out, this will not help anyone. When you get information orally they will have to go through the topic and remember it. This way the child will actually read the article and then try and remember it. Don't always give tough and boring topics. Try to make it interesting to you child as well. Try and give some topics that you know that you kid would like, say for an example if you child likes sports then give topics on sports etc.
Another method you can use is to make your child gather information about something he or she did in school. Go through their books and figure out what they did in school. Tell your child to go online and find information about what they did in school that day. This way the child will be reading and will be up to date on their school work as well. Talk to with the child's teachers and try to get some information on what they will be doing in the near future. Get the child to go online and gather information on those topics. Again your child will be reading online and he/she will be ready for the lessons to come.
You can use any of these methods or if you can find other ways to get you child reading on the net then use it. At the end of the day you child should be reading something a little important or any thing that will help your child build character, discipline and knowledge. Remember reading makes a man complete. So help your child be a complete person.