reading, they might come across words they have never
heard – prompting them to find out what they mean. As a result, they
add it to their vocabulary.
2. It makes them better at it.
Practice makes perfect, right? The best way to get
better at reading is just to do it!
3. It helps build independence and self-confidence.
As they learn that they no longer have to rely on
their parents to read things to them, they develop a sense of independence.
Through reading, they can begin to understand the world on their own.
4. It keeps them safe.
Traffic signs have words and so do warning labels.
Reading allows kids to understand when something says it could harm them.
5. It helps them make sense of the world around them.
As they learn to read they are able to determine what
things around them say – from signs to stickers to labels. Being able to read
helps them understand what is what and the purpose it serves.
6. It leads to their future academic success.
A child must be able to read in order to even progress
through school. Reading is essential to following the instructions on the test
and being able to even understand or answer the questions.
7. It enhances their imagination.
As a child reads, they can begin to imagine where the
characters are. They might even create their own little world, as well. Reading
enhances their imagination by forcing them to picture what the character
actually looks like and who they are.
8. It entertains them.
It gives them something good to do – especially once
they can start reading chapter books with no pictures, forcing them to really
get into their imagination and therefore, really get into the book as well.
9. It improves their grammar.
Through reading, they can see how the author composed
their sentence structure and grammar. This can also help improve their
communication skills as they determine how it should be read using clues such
10. It improves their writing skills.
reading helps improve their vocabulary, communication, and grammar skills, it
ultimately improves their writing skills as well. Reading is
essential to just about everything in life – from cooking to driving to just
getting through school. It is important to start at a young age and teach your
child the value of reading so they will grow to practice it often and value
their ability to do so.
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