10 Benefits of Reading
- Children who read and share books often get better at reading.
- Reading exercises our brain. (Reading strengthens brains connections and builds NEW connections.)
- Reading improves concentration.
- Reading teaches children about the world around them.
- Reading improves vocabulary and language skills. (Children learn new words as they read. It helps them understand how sentences are built.)
- Reading develops a child's imagination. (The words they read build pictures in their mind and helps developing an understanding of characters and the world around them.)
- Reading helps children to develop understanding of feelings and care for others.
- Reading is fun.
- Reading is a great way to spend time together. (Reading together on the sofa, bedtime stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.)
- Children who read achieve better in school. (Children who are good readers tend to achieve better across all subjects in school.)
A little every day would be great!
Please read your child’s reading book with them at least 3 times a week. Sign the yellow reading record and if possible write a comment. There will be ongoing class challenges and targets to aim for.
Also share the library books, read newspapers or information on an i-pad/electronic device, cookery books etc.
You can never do too much reading practice!