عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Children as future task force in society, require different skills. Many of this skills may be transmitted through reading valuable books.
Purpose: The main objective of this study was to identify appropriate methods of reading for children (read with children or for children).
Method: Qualitative descriptive and causal-comparative method was conducted through interviews. A sample of 25 participants (fifth grade students from a girls' school in the Babol City) was selected. The book "Ivan to the road" in five ways read for them. In each method, after the end of the story, in the form of a friendly conversation short interview was conducted.
Findings: The results showed that among the five methods that used, the method that educator read with children had the highest conception message understanding. In addition, most students prefer to be read in groups and by themselves. Most children prefer parents read for them.
Results: In general, the results indicate that children are more interested in group activities and reading in their own particular group. So, we suggest planning activities which create the habit of reading via family and later continue in the public environment by creating reading groups and storytelling.
Implications: Our findings can be used by parents, educational system and librarian to plan reading activities for children.
Value/Originality: Given the importance of reading with children or for children in making the habit of reading, and since has not been any study in this area, this research is also necessary innovation and it seems to be necessary.