Why is it important to teach your kids good posture?
Reading for kids is an important activity. However, children can quickly develop different illnesses if their reading posture is terrible. It is a great skill that can get you far in life. But if it's done incorrectly, it can be bad for your child's back which is susceptible to bad posture. In addition, how they hold and turn a book can have lasting effects on their spine if it isn't done correctly. Below is a list of ways to improve reading posture to protect your little one's back and ensure that they get the most out of your reading time.
Kids should sit with elbows, hips, and knees all bent at a 90-degree angle. Children must be encouraged to sit with their elbows bent at a 90-degree angle and their hips and knees bent at a 90-degree angle, though not enough so that the bottoms of their feet hang off the surface so that they will feel relaxed and comfortable rather than stiff.
Small boxes, footstools, and pillows for props in adjustments. Not all chairs are built-in proportions for kids. That is why you can adjust to make your child comfortable while sitting. Use pillows on the chair to raise kids so they can reach the table and their elbows are well rested. Moreover, you can also use small footstools so that those little feet won't dangle around while sitting; if no footstools are available, you can also use small firm boxes as footrests.
Give them time to mix positions. Children are explorers in nature, and giving them the freedom of movement can avoid straining their necks and backs when left in a stagnant place for hours of reading. Too much sitting can also affect good posture.
Be creative. Learning is not a one-way street. Some kids cannot sit still, so you can let your child read while standing. Create a relaxing area for them to read with minimal distractions as possible.
It's essential to value your child's health, including good reading habits and sitting posture. Providing them with excellent chairs and sofas can help them read in comfort. A comfy sofa that fits their age-appropriate size can inspire them to read and learn more.