Tomie dePaola, author and illustrator of over 200 children’s books, once said,
“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”
There are different reasons and ways to read. We read for enjoyment, escape, and connection. We read for knowledge and understanding. We read to ourselves. We read aloud, with, or to others.
Benefits of reading to or with your child/students
- Develop and improve language skills.
- Improved imagination and creativity.
- Support cognitive development.
- Assist academic success.
- Develop a connection or bond with your child or students.
- Increased concentration.
Benefits of reading for your child, students, or self include:
- exercising our brain.
- improves concentration.
- teaching us about the world around them.
- improving vocabulary and language skills.
- re-reading favourite books helps develop confidence and success at using language.
- helping develop imagination and curiosity.
- assist us to learn to make sense of the people and world around us.
- Reading helps build social-emotional skills.
- If you read often and widely you get better at it.