Adventure Into a Good Book
- Children who read often and a variety of books get better at it. Practice improves performance in almost everything humans do, and reading is no different.
- Reading exercises our brain, and strengthens and builds new brain connections.
- Reading improves concentration. When reading, children have to focus on the story.
- Reading teaches children about the world around them. When reading children learn about people, places, and events outside of their own experience.
- Children learn new words as they read. Children subconsciously absorb information on how to structure sentences and use language effectively. Good readers become good writers.
- Reading develops a child's imagination. When children are engaged in a story, they are imagining how characters, look, feel, and sound. It is like they are there with them and see what they see and feel what they feel.
- Reading helps children to develop empathy as they imagine how they would feel in similar situations.
- Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together as a family.
Please make sure your child reads a minimum of 20 minutes per day.