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Some people think parents should read or tell stories to children. Others think parents needn’t do that as children can read books or watch TV, movies by themselves. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
那么，父母应该给孩子读书讲故事呢，还是让孩子自己去读书看电视呢?题目要求我们做双方讨论(discuss both views)。
For many people, listening to their parents reading or telling stories before bedtime has become part of their childhood memory. Yet others argue that it is quite unnecessary for parents to do so because their children can learn about these stories by reading or watching TV themselves.
Admittedly, reading or telling stories to children costs a lot of time on the part of the parents. Quite often, this means that parents have to spend one or two hours, or even longer than that, trying to put their curious children to dreams by reading or telling stories. Meanwhile, if children are left reading or watching TV by themselves, their general ability of comprehension may be better developed because they have to rely on themselves figuring out the meaning of the stories they are reading or watching on TV.
Nevertheless, a great majority of parents still choose to read or tell stories to their children. They regard it necessary not just when their kids are too young to read, but when they grow old enough to read themselves. Reading or telling stories, besides providing an opportunity for the parents to stay together with their children, is also often considered as a wonderful occasion for parents to share their life’s lesson or wisdom with their children. So the fairy tale about a fox is often not just an interesting story, but one that tells the kids about the risks of greed, and similarly, the story of George Washington cutting a cherry tree makes the kids realize the importance of honesty.
So, far from a waste of time, sharing stories with kids can be an occasion with both emotional and instructional value. Parents should not stop reading and telling stories to their kids until they become old enough to read independently.