Is reading important? I am sure you can already guess the answer to the question, “Is learning to read an important skill?” I love to read and I feel it is very important to teach a child to read.
Is reading important?
When I was a kid my sister and I both loved to read the same types of books. We passed the books back and forth as we spent time in the heat of the summer reading. Even though we didn’t travel to very many places, we took our adventures in a book.
“Learn to Love to Read….Every Book is a new adventure.”
Reading is a very fundamental skill that is important for a person to learn. It is a skill that can be learned and enjoyed at any age. One of my fondest memories of my Grandpa is when I came home from school or would just pop in to visit, he would be sitting in his easy chair reading. Of course, this wasn’t his favorite thing to do when he was younger, but something he could do as he grew older, and wasn’t able to do the things he used to do. He never stopped learning!
Learning, now there is an important point. After learning to read there are so many opportunities for a person. Reading opens up doors that give you opportunities you might not have otherwise.
Instill the love of books
When you read to a child at an early age there are many advantages they can gain. One of the most important is you may instill a love of books in that child, and hopefully, they will love to read their entire life.
Increased vocabulary and language skills
When a child hears the words in the books you read it will boost their vocabulary and language skills. This may help the child to understand and learn to speak at an early age.
Concentration skills increase
By reading to a child concentration skills are encouraged. As they grow they learn to sit still longer and listen to the stories. Now, this may not happen when they are a year old. They may listen to a page or two and then they are done. But over time they develop this skill and their attention span gets longer.
Kids are naturally curious. When you read the different stories this can trigger their curiosity and broaden their horizons. It may encourage them to want to read more and learn more.
A child’s memory skills are developed as you read to them. This not only helps them learn new words but it also can help them learn and remember letter recognition and eventually word recognition.
Knowledge is also a great benefit when you read your child a variety of stories with different topics. They can learn about animals, places, bugs, friendship, and love. There are so many topics I could never begin to name them all.
And one of my favorite benefits of reading to a child is the time you get to spend bonding with one another or even as a family when you take the time to read. A bedtime story is a great time to relax your mind and body as you get ready to put them to bed. It is also a great time for you to relax and enjoy with them.
What are you waiting for? Grab a good book, sit down and read to your kids. No kids to read to? Get a book for you, relax and take an adventure.
Fun farm books can be found in the bookstore at Brenda’s Kids Books. Feel free to stop in and read about them.