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Reading 101

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Does your home make the grade for supporting your child's literacy development to raise a strong reader that thrives and loves to read? Find out now.

WHY IS UNDERSTANDING READING SO IMPORTANT?

Although reading is one of the basic skills in education, the process of learning to read is a complex science that involves a network of brain processes, environmental factors, and preliterate skills that children must acquire to become skilled readers. It is the number one skill that all children need to succeed in every other subject and life. Throw into that mix – what it takes to create kids that love to read! That’s a big package and sounds a little daunting at where to begin.  Don’t overwhelm yourself. Begin at the beginning, whether your child is eight months old or eight years old.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF READING?

Kids who Read More Read Better

Plain and simple. Just like mastering an instrument or a sport or any skill requires a time investment, repeated exposure and practice, so does reading.

Reading Teaches empathy

Reading (of fiction) helps children learn to empathize and understand how others think and feel.

Reading Models correct grammar

Reading and reading aloud not only models grammatically correct language, it exposes children to a richer vocabulary as children’s books boasts a whopping fifty percent more uncommon words than spoken language. In turn, children who read and are read to regularly have a larger vocabulary than those who don’t which aides in better comprehension skills.

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”

C.S. LEWIS
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