Children reading expands their understanding of the world and stimulates their imagination.
Reading books aloud helps them develop listening skills, language and prepares them to understand written words. After children learn to read by themselves, it’s is important for parents to continue to read aloud with the
child. Children reading always excel over non-readers.
A 30 year study provides data that a child that is read to from children’s books will outperform all of their classmates (that were not read to as children) scholastically in school, college and the workplace. This study documents that a child’s reading skills are important to their success in work and school. Reading to children can be an imaginative and fun activity for children. This reading experience opens doors to creativity, imagination and exploration of time, and space! Before children can read they benefit from listening and watching you to read aloud. During children’s first years, they are able to learn reading concepts and basic language primarily through picture books. The earlier children read to, the easier it is for them to expand their readings skills and vocabulary.
There are only two efficient ways to get words into a person’s brain: either by seeing them or by hearing them. By reading aloud we build the child’s vocabulary, condition the brain to associate reading with pleasure, create background knowledge, and plant the desire to read.
The Trelease observation of 30 years concluded that reading is the heart of education. It was found that the cheapest tutoring plan for children regarding their education was reliant upon the parents. This plan does not include bribing school officials or colleges. This plan allows for any budget to cover children’s advanced education. Reading Best Children’s books.
In 2002, of 400,000 students taking the ACT exam, 58 students received a perfect score of 36. The last student to receive this score did not receive a $300-$500 an hour tutoring of the Kaplan Plan or the Princeton Review course, but instead these parents invested in a free course for the child long before higher education was in mind.
The parents choose the free plan that can be afforded by every parent no matter where they live on the planet.
The child spends 900 hours a year at school and 7800 hours outside of school. So it makes sense that the “special tutoring” be held at home.
Reading and language skills begin to develop right from the start. Research has identified several benefits of early reading to children skills that are essential to learning and life:
- Emotional benefits, bonding of the family,
- Cognitive benefits of knowledge and understanding,
- Phonemic awareness, being able to identify, hear individual sounds in spoken words,
- Phonics, being able to connect the sounds of spoken letters with the written language.
- Reading Comprehension, able to get meaning and understand what has been read,
- Fluency being able to read words quickly and accurately.
Why are students failing and dropping out of school? Because they cannot read well enough to do the assigned work which affects the entire report card. Change the reading scores and you change the graduation rates. Up to 82% of failures in the social climate are illiterate or semi-illiterate. 75% of freshmen in community colleges need remedial help in reading, writing or math.
The special tutoring plan is so simple that most parents will over-look their free scholarship to college for their child…
Here is the answer to a the free course that guarantees your child’s chance at college, advancement in work and more successes in Life:
The parents read to the child 30 minutes a night, year after year, even after the child learns how to read.
Thirty years of observance confirms that this is the greatest GIFT you can give your child to insure they will be accepted to college, succeed in life’s opportunities and relate to their friends and neighbors.
(Continue until age 12 for even better results.) The results are fewer nonreading children graduate from highschool.
Benefits for Reading to a child
The importance of reading to children also strengthens children’s character development social and emotional. According to a recently published study, reading to very young children is linked to decreased levels of hyperactivity, aggression, and attention difficulties.
Here are a list of 10 benefits and advantages that support the importance of reading with children.
Reading aloud will help develops a child’s creativity and imagination.
One of the greatest benefits of reading aloud to children is stimulating their growing imagination. When we engage in a book reading the children imagine what the characters are doing. The child imagines the setting as reality and in most cases the child assumes the identity of the character being read about.
Watching the excitement on a child’s eyes and their expectation growing in anticipation of the subject of the next page, has them guessing what is going to happen next is one of the most amazing things to experience as the child grows.
Reading exercises the child’s brain.
The reading aloud activity boosts the brain activity that promotes and supports children’s early reading skills. This is critical for a child’s language development.
Reading to a child is important to develop language skills.
Even though you speak to your children every day, the vocabulary you use is often repetitive and limited. Books read aloud ensures that your child is exposed to vocabulary on different topics, and associating the words with pictures making them a foundation of the child’s language repertoire. Learning language skills through reading is important to develop their fluency.
Reading aloud enhances a child’s concentration.
When the toddler wants to constantly swap books, turn pages, or throw them around, you may think it is of little use to read a toddler, the is far from the correct choice to make. Reading aloud everyday will condition and teach your child how to concentrate and sit still for longer periods of time.
Reading together encourages a thirst for knowledge.
This learning experience of being read to aloud creates a desire to continue reading. This love of learning will propel the child through life ahead of non-readers.
Reading Books is a form of entertainment.
With I-Phones, I-pads, smart phones, dumb phones, tablets and electronic games, the technology does not leave much time for TV. Who would have guessed only a few years ago that TV would take a backseat to child entertainment? All of these vices have taken the place of outside playtime. However, reading a picture book can promote a life-long benefit to your child and be entertaining.
Parents reading together with the child helps to create a bond.
The time spent with your child, reading, and talking, brings parents closer to your child. The idea is time together with your little one reading a book builds a better lifetime bond.
For working parents with a busy lifestyle, relaxing with your child and simply enjoying each other’s company while reading can be a great way for you both to relax, wind down, and bond.
Reading to young children increases the odds for them to succeed.
The 30 year Trelease observation revealed the more you read to your children, the more knowledge they absorb. Knowledge is key for any avenue of success. Many studies that show reading to toddlers and babies gives them a head start when preparing them for school. Reading with your children gives them the skills needed for when they start to read by themselves.
Children who master reading do better in every subject as well as life’s missions.
As a side benefit, adults read to children, children will read to their children passing along the literary torch.
Remember your child’s life will be influenced by 2 things:
The books they read and people they meet. Give them a great head start with BOOKS!