Reading and kids!

Reading and kids!
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Children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers - Charles W Eliot

Children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. Reading helps in a number of ways and will perceptibly help kids in the long run in comparison to playing ‘angry birds’ or ‘candy crush’. In fact there is also evidence to suggest that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Reading firstly improves their language skills and gives them a broader understanding of the world around and of the lives they will potentially never experience. It is a great source of information and it will make them smarter than expected. Also the conflict depicted in books humbles little kids and gives them strength to wade through real life. Kids gradually develop a perspective thinking as well. Kids who read often get better and better at it.

The main significance behind kids getting associated with reading everyday can be put down as follows:

  • Reading exercises a child’s brain.
  • Reading improves their concentration.
  • Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  • Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and leads to highly-developed language skills.
  • Reading boosts up a child’s imagination and creativity.
  • Reading helps kids develop empathy.
  • Reading improves the capability of understanding in kids.
  • Children who read do better at school.
  • Reading is a great form of entertainment!
  • Reading relaxes the body and calms the mind.

Studies show that emergent literacy in preschoolers must be supported by a print-rich environment. At just a few months of age, an infant can look at pictures, listen to your voice, and point to objects on cardboard pages. Guide your child by pointing to the pictures, and say the names of the various objects. By drawing attention to pictures and associating words with both pictures and real-world objects, your child will learn the importance of language.

Books can either be a child’s best friend or a worst enemy. It all depends on the way he/she believes it to be.

Books are a completely different world in its own way. Every child today irrespective of every obstructing factor should develop the habit of reading at least once a day. Reading will develop their skills in every possible way and prepare them for the challenges they ought to face in school every day. Parents should encourage their kids by bringing them exciting books which will fetch them great knowledge and empower them immensely. Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message:

Reading is worthwhile.

Reading is the foremost stepping stone for a child’s success in the battle of life. It will make them better individuals and adults. Moral story books like ‘The Panchatantra’ imbibe moral values into little brains and teach them the ways and rules of an ideal living. ‘Snow White’, ‘The fox and the Crane’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Thumbelina’, ‘Rapunzel’ etc., can be better friends today than a computer, mobile phone or laptop. Good stories will persuade love for reading, with or without conversation. Sometimes children take time to think about stories they've read. A day or so later don't be surprised if your child mentions something from a story you've read together.

It is the responsibility of every parent to help their child find the tools they need to succeed in life. Having access to information through the printed word is an absolute necessity. Knowledge is power, and books are full of it. But reading is more than just a practical tool. Through books we can enrich our minds; we can also relax and enjoy some precious leisure moments. With your help, as your children begin a lifelong relationship with the printed word, they can grow into adults who read easily and frequently be it for business, knowledge, or pleasure.

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