Reading Together Day
At Books2Door, we take every opportunity to boost encouragement for both children and adults to read more because we can’t stress enough the importance of reading. The list is endless and the multitudes of benefits of reading is something every person should be seeking out for. Quality moments, social and intellectual growth, leisure and stress relief, communication ability, creativity and imagination and of course grammar and text understanding and how it helps children achieve their potential in school. These are just some of the few findings from the National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency Literature Review. The EPPSE study has completed a thorough research with a sample of 3,000 children regarding benefits of reading and performance in school in their later years. The conclusion was that reading is one key fundamental necessity for entering a school they want and fulfilling their ideal grades as well as further future success, amongst the seven essentials.
There is another study called The Millenium cohort study done nationwide which samples an enormous amount of 19,000 children. This study was initiated for those children who were born on or around the year 2000, the results indicated that children aged 5 who read on a day to day basis achieved great results in verbal and nonverbal communication as well as less struggles emotionally and socially. It’s not just children that reading benefits but for everybody of all ages, if you’re a parent or grandparent that’s constantly trying to find new ways to bond with your child or grandchild, then reading is both an effective and gratifying way and everyone will feel the act of reading rewarding. Kids may grow bored of toys and games, but the endless possibilities and book selections the world has to offer is something we can fully utilise, why not let us help you by filling up your book shelves with some of the bestselling books for ages 0-5, 5-7, 7-9 and adult titles.
The world can be a scary place, notably for children who has much to experience, this is why reading can equip young people with the skills they need, knowledge for them to face upcoming life tests like a new school, moving to a new city, making new friends, undertaking a new sport, acing their next exam. We hear people say that balance is critical for a healthy lifestyle, balance in our diet, balance of work and relaxation, well not only is physical exercise a prerequisite for children in health but getting a good mental workout from reading will enhance their concentration and focus which will be vital in all tasks. Children will become patient thus may even have less arguments and troubles with parents in relations to discipline. As adults or parents, we may have developed the skills to explain both simple and difficult concepts whether it’s emotions, relationships, kindness, work and diligence but even the wisest teachers and adults might face difficulties when explaining these ideas to a child.
A research done by NCB for Booktrust has suggested that foster carers can considerably improve relationships with a child just by reading together. Such as picture books, with probably less than 300 words in total can teach a child more perplexing ideologies with its accompanying illustrations and various characters or animals that might be talking about sharing food among friends, being generous or saving friends from danger, all these can be talking points to raise after the book is finished or during the read. Teaching doesn’t have to be boring and children will exceptionally enjoy the time spent together if you make the efforts to read with your child in fun and engaging ways. Before children are able to grasp the complexity of human characters and even for us adults, it can be problematic at times. Early reading with children with more simple characters with straightforward personalities, whether it’s Biff, Chip and Kipper or timeless classics like Winnie the Pooh or books by Dr. Seuss will assist your children in early development putting them in a better position as they grow up.