From a very young age, we teach our kids that reading is one of those fundamental skills that they will need to succeed in life.
We explain to them that reading gives them the foundation to learn their lessons at school and follow directions on their tests. However, they should also be made aware of the many other benefits that reading promises them beyond getting better grades in their classes. Here are the top 8 reasons why kids should read more:
- Improves Writing Skills
The more children read, the more they learn about proper sentence structure. Kids who read are typically better writers as they know make their sentences and paragraphs flow better. The more they read, their spelling skills are also improved as they discover new words they may have never encountered before. Someday they may even want to write their own short stories. Who knows – they could be the next world-famous children’s book author like J.K. Rowling or Roald Dahl?
- Expands Knowledge
From a very young age, we teach the youth how empowering knowledge is. They can acquire this through life experiences and by reading books. The more they read, the more they learn, and the more equipped they are to apply this knowledge to their everyday lives.
3. Portal to Another Dimension
Non-fiction can take its young readers on exciting adventures to new and exciting lands. A well-written book can help kids imagine a time and place beyond reality. And because books unlock children’s imaginations, it also sparks their creativity and inspires them to dream.
4. Improves Comprehension
Children who consume books from all genres gain a deeper understanding of everything around them. They are more receptive, making them better listeners and allowing them to make more informed choices. With improved analytical skills, they are less likely to commit errors in judgment or react irrationally.
5. Window to the World
Books can teach kids about different countries and cultures from across the seas. A good book on another country’s unique history, people, and practices is incredibly eye-opening for the child who has never been outside their home country. Reading takes them to these new destinations and may even inspire them to be world travelers someday.
6. Instills Empathy
Because books can teach us about other people, cultures, and backgrounds, reading allows children to envision a day in the life of someone else. When they gain a deeper understanding of other people’s struggles and everyday challenges, they become more self-aware and compassionate for others.
7. Promotes Innovation
Because reading promotes creativity, it also stimulates the innovative mind to come up with new inventions and concepts. The more kids understand how things work, they think about how to approach everyday problems with creative solutions.
8. Develops Communication Skills
Reading expands vocabulary by introducing kids to new words, synonyms, and adjectives, allowing them to become better at expressing their thoughts and ideas. Children who read a lot are able to describe their feelings because they have the right words to articulate their state of mind.
At Progressive Rising Phoenix, we believe that it’s so important to instill a love of reading in kids from the very start by reading to them and encouraging them to read back to us. And as they grow older, they begin to choose their own genres to feed their hunger for knowledge or go on adventures in their minds.
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