Benefits of Reading

The Benefits of Regular Reading

 

The most important guideline is 'read anything and everything'. It actually doesn't matter if the child only wants to read about BMX bikes, to start with, they soon learn that other interesting stuff is also available in written form, and is just waiting to be read.

Encourage reading. Make it rewarding by showing how impressed you are at what your child has achieved through reading.

 

The Benefits of Reading at Home

 

Reading at home should be a leisure activity which is fun and rewarding. Pick the right time, suitable material and workable rewards.

Encourage reading when your child is not tired. The best time is when there is a free 30 minute block, when both you and your child have nothing else planned and when there is additional time to chat about it once you are finished.

Choose books they like and the right level. Help reluctant readers by offering little rewards. For example if your child likes screen time offer them to read using tablet or ereader which will help set them on the path to seek out more reading material.

 

The Benefits of Parental Involvement

Your children may not appreciate your help now but they will when, thanks to your involvement, they become highly skilled learners. Set them on the path early. Reading is the key to their future and, the more skilled they are and the more devoted to the activity, the more opportunities they will uncover in their future lives. For those who acquire early reading skills, it can only get better once the habit is entrenched. For reluctant and weak readers, parents need to consider that no-one wants to do something that they are not proficient at, and should consider what might be done to remove the barriers preventing their child from acquiring one of the best habits of a lifetime. And remember that the greatest gift you can give to your child is your time. Make reading a special time you spend together and they will treasure the experience.