The Use Of Comics To Develop The Reading Habit
Most of the parents would not be aware that comics play a vital role in developing the reading habit in children. The thinking of the parent would be that the child is not reading why bother to buy comics. But since children love comics, automatically they would be atleast be holding a book in their hands, thereby developing lesser resistance to a book. A part of an article is reproduced below, do visit the source mentioned to read the full one.
Graphic novels - what some readers might recall as "comic books" - have emerged as an important category of young adult fiction. While some may scoff, experts in the field and young adult librarians everywhere have seen how these books can turn reluctant readers into passionate readers - and better ones, too. According to Adams, children who do not read at age level, including those whose first language is not English, often gravitate to graphic novels. Many children who pick up the reading habit through comics eventually move on to other types of books, both fiction and nonfiction.
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Nine tenths of education is encouragement. -- Anatole France
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. -- Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. -- Plato