The Importance of Reading
Practice makes perfect
Unsurprisingly, the more children read, the better they will get at reading.
Improves vocabulary and language skills
Children learn new words every day by hearing words read or reading themselves. They will often be exposed to words or phrases that they may not have heard otherwise.
As children need to sit quietly to read or listen to a book being read, their concentration improves.
Boosts creativity and imagination
When we read, we are often transported in to another world or time. As we immerse ourselves in the story, we build pictures in our minds.
As children become involved with a story, they naturally develop empathy for the characters as they learn to identify with how the characters are feeling.
Gaining a deeper understanding of the world
By reading books, children learn about different people, places and cultures. This helps them to become more aware and make sense of the world.
Regular reading promotes a child's academic success across the curriculum, not just in English. Reading gives the brain a good workout.
Reading is fun!
Reading is an enjoyable activity for everyone.