Many childrenfaceprobleminEnglishlanguage , especiallyreading . This isbecauseoftheirfearanddislikesofbooks. They are scared thatwhentheywillbeaskedtoread, theotherchildrenwouldprobablygiggle, nudgeeachotherormakeaface. Or probably the teacher would give a sad smile (the worst punishment ever) since they cannot read as well as theother . So , theyfeelfoolish , stupidandashamedandstartassociatingbooksandreadingwith mistakes - real or feared and penalties and humiliation . This may not seem sensible, but it is natural . Mark Twain once said that 'a cat that sat on a hot stove lidwouldneversitononeagain , butitwouldneversitonacoldoneeither'.
One good way to get rid of your fears and dislikes is to get yourself to read more often and more adventurously . Here are a few things you must keep in mind.
1. Read a lot of books , but read them only for pleasure.
2. If you understand enough of a book to enjoy it and want to go on reading it, that is enough .
3. Do not worry yourself too much about what each word means. If you keep running to the dictionary every time, it might kill the pleasure of reading . Try to make sense of the word from its usage.
4. Don't feel that just because you start a book you have to finish it. Give an author thirtyorforty pages or so to get the story going. Then if you don't like the characters and don't care what happens to them, close the book, put it away, get another.
5. Don't care whether thebooksareeasyorhard, shotorlong, aslongasyouenjoythem.