Are you a parent that has a child who needs reading glasses? You might be a parent with a child that already wears reading glasses, but perhaps they have been teased at school about the shape or size of their glasses. As a parent, you would do anything possible to help your child feel more comfortable with wearing glasses, and so it is that we have 5 great reasons why kids learn to love reading glasses.
1. Better Design and Style Than Ever Before!
If your child owns a pair of Converse shoes they will be thrilled to know that Converse now makes their own line of reading glasses just for them. Most children are most concerned with the fact that they need reading glasses, but they are also concerned about how they look in the glasses.
Converse has their own line of reading glasses now in various styles and colors that are just for children, and they are available in lightweight frames too. Your kids will also be thrilled to know that they can choose glasses from other name brands like FAO Schwartz, Elizabeth Arden, and Marcolin.
2. Read Books to Your Children About Glasses
Did you know that there are several children’s books available about wearing glasses? Put a positive spin on wearing glasses with your child. The more positive you are about them, the more positive they will be too. There are some neat books about wearing glasses for children ages 3 and up.
To give you just a few titles starting with the youngest age group, you can check out:
- Baby Duck and the Bad Eyeglasses
- Libby’s New Glasses
- All the Better to See You With
- X-Ray Marble and Her Magic Specs
- Chuckie Visits the Eye Doctor
- The Harry Potter Books
- The Eyes of Kid Midas
Reading to your child at bedtime is perfect, and it will introduce glasses to them in a whole new way!
3. Make a Note of Their Favorite Characters from Movies or TV That Wear Glasses
The best way to teach children anything in life is to teach it in a way that they can identify with easily. Some of the most popular ones are:
- Velma from Scooby Doo!
- Simon from the Chipmunks!
- Spongebob Squarepants (while fishing!)
- Harry Potter!
These are just a few, but just imagine how much more fun it is for your child when they know that they can put themselves into character with them when they get their new glasses!
4. Give Your Child the Freedom to Choose Their Glasses
Children love to be a part of the decision making process, and we know this because they always like to follow in the footsteps of mom or dad. Think about the times your child wanted to pick out what cookies you were going to bake for Christmas, or how badly they wanted to make a decision on where you went on vacation.
Your child will be the one wearing the glasses, so let them take ownership in the decision on which glasses they plan to wear. Remember, it’s about confidence with children so if they choose they are more likely to be comfortable with the entire process.
5. Have Your Children Make Some Glasses for Play as a Craft Project
If you help your children make some glasses for play as a project for craft time, they are more likely to find that glasses are fun rather than a threat.
You can make the silly glasses with the rubber nose and mustache, and let them wear them around everywhere you go so that they are comfortable with the idea of wearing glasses.
Hopefully this helps you on your journey to help your child become more confident with wearing glasses, and if you let them have fun with it and just be silly, you will be so glad you did!