Лирики и физики

Lyrics and physics

“If you want your children to be smart, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be even smarter, read them more fairy tales,” said Albert Einstein. And how to read if the child does not listen? Einstein would hardly have answered this question, because the great physicist was not a great father and family man, to put it mildly. Well, our physics, to put it mildly, is not very good, but we will try to answer the question about books. Well, at least tell us how it was with us.

We started reading books when our son was just a few months old. He lay in bed, and I told him short nursery rhymes and showed pictures in the book. Since a child at this age only needs his mother to be around, he was very pleased that they were expressively talking to him and showing something bright, so he got used to good things very quickly, and reading instantly became our daily activity. This went on for some time, and then I noticed that we read everything the same, and as soon as I pick up something new, the child protests, slips me something that has already been read to the holes, or simply loses interest and is distracted. But I remember that my mother is the main one, and she should be in command of the parade, and not a one-year-old baby, so I slowly began to achieve my goal. “I read for myself, but you don’t have to listen, play,” I generously allowed, and then I arranged the theater of one actor for different voices, with onomatopoeia, chants and other special effects.

Old Grandpa Kol

There was a merry king," I chanted in a low voice.

"He shouted loudly to his retinue" - she continued to bass, tapping the rhythm with her foot.

"Eeeeeeeee, pour us goblets,

Pack our pipes.

Call my violin trumpeters

Call my fiddlers!" - I trumpeted on low notes, and I myself was ready to believe in my acting talent. Willy-nilly, the child listened to this and could not help but pay attention, so the next time, the book was no longer completely new to him. So I rubbed the novelties into trust.

Things got better very quickly, and there was no more talk of any protest. This happened at an early age, so the habit was ironclad.

But I have friends who missed this fertile period, and now they are unable to interest the five-year-old with fairy tales. What to do? My advice is to lure the child in every possible way. Look for publications with beautiful illustrations, look at picture books, play together toy books with windows, lacing, puzzles. There are even flavored books in which you need to rub the page to smell, for example, chocolate - who would refuse this! Well, start reading before going to bed, when the children will not go to any lengths so as not to lie down longer.


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