“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.” – Anna Quindlen Reading descriptive, historical books such as the Bible can open up your child’s imagination and allow them to tap into their creative spirit.
How old was your child when you started to read to him or her? According to research, children who begin reading at a very early age have greater language comprehension, expressive vocabularies, and higher cognitive scores by the age of 2. These children are more likely to succeed in their academics as they get older.
Your children will find reading enjoyable if you make it engaging. Keep a variety of books around the house at your children’s disposal, challenge them to read one to you each day, ask them questions about the story, and reward them for trying.
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” –Emilie Buchwald Did you know the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to read aloud to their children? Reading to children helps stimulate early language development.
Here are some tips to help get your children interested in reading: 1. Make books part of your family life. 2. Join your local library. 3. Match their interests – find the right book. 4. All reading is good – don’t discount different types of literature. 5. Let them get comfortable! Find out the rest in (tag) Pearson UK’s article: http://c.asthestars.org/tuok
According to Do-something.org, one in four children in America grow up without learning how to read. What are you doing to change this astounding statistic? Get involved in child literacy in your community and make a difference in the life of a child! #Reading #DoSomething #Literacy