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The wonders of reading for children

The wonders of reading for children
Reading is a fun and exciting way for your child to learn about the world around them. It is also one of the best ways to promote their development. Here are seven reasons to make reading an important part of your child’s daily routine:
  1. Improved vocabulary
Reading exposes children to a wide variety of words, some of which they may not come across in everyday conversations. This is an excellent way for your little one to discover new words and understand their usage.
  1. Better reading comprehension
Reading results in children’s repeated exposure to different words, sentence structures and story plots, which develops their comprehension skills over time. Thus, the more your child reads, the better they’ll understand what they read.
  1. Improved writing skills
As your child’s vocabulary and understanding of grammar develop, so will their writing skills.
  1. Increased creativity and imagination
By reading books, children can go on adventures to different worlds and become familiar with new characters, concepts and ideas. This fires up their imaginations and inspires creativity.
  1. Improved focus and concentration
Children who read regularly develop stronger attention spans and better concentration skills.
  1. Self-confidence and a sense of achievement
Regular reading will develop a sense of accomplishment in your child, boosting their confidence. Your little one will also become more independent as they learn to navigate books by themselves.
  1. Enhanced parent–child bond
Reading together is a wonderful way for you and your child to bond. It provides quality time for conversation and shared laughter or tears. It also gives you the chance to model good reading habits for your little one. Want to nurture your child’s love of reading? Here are five tips to help you and your little one get the most out of reading time.
  1. Start early.
It’s never too early to start reading with your child. Even babies enjoy listening to stories and being read to.
  1. Make it interactive.
When reading a story, ask your child about the setting, characters or events taking place, and encourage them to point out pictures or words they recognise.
  1. Take turns reading.
Take turns with your child in reading a story aloud, or act out parts of the story together. This will help your little one feel more involved and engaged.
  1. Keep it short.
Start with shorter stories or books so that your child doesn’t get overwhelmed or tired. You can always read longer books later on.
  1. Make it a daily routine.
Set aside some time each day to read with your child. They will soon look forward to reading time as a regular part of their day. Reading at Learning Ladder At Learning Ladder, your little one will have plenty of opportunities to experience the joys of reading. Each room has a collection of engaging and developmentally appropriate books for your child to enjoy during group story time or free play. If you have any questions about books or our approach to reading, please get in touch.

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