A love of reading opens the door to adventures, learning new things and a whole host of key language skills such as speech development and vocabulary building. Not only does it develop and expand kid’s vocabulary and grammar, but it also helps them to develop skills such as critical thinking, concentration, memory, listening, and conversation.
Have you heard of the “Million Word Advantage”? An Ohio State University Study showed that children who are read five books a day before they enter preschool will have heard approximately 1.4 million more words than children who aren’t read to. This action builds a foundation that can benefit your child in many ways. Not only does it develop and expand their vocabulary and grammar, but it also helps them to develop skills such as critical thinking, concentration, memory, listening, and conversation.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of reading to your child is that it can help to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Once a child develops a passion for reading, they can explore all possible horizons of inspiration and thought. Along with fostering this love, you can connect with your child and create a bond through a shared appreciation of literature.
Here are a few tips to help instill a love of reading in your child:
Scholars is here to help! We offer online and in-class reading tutoring for students of all ages and learning levels including a Reading Readiness program for emerging readers.
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