Learn to read today. Read to learn tomorrow.
While these statements may sound like a play on words, they hold an essential truth that is paramount to the future of our children.
Because when children learn to read, they are enabled to read material from various sources from which they can learn.
Children Who Learn to Read Are Given A Key
Reading enables children to potentially open a world of learning. They can pick up any book and unlock the secrets it contains.
Children Who Learn to Read Are Empowered
When children learn to read, they are given an opportunity to take control of what they learn. No longer are they dependent upon someone telling them about something they’re interested in. They can actively seek out, and read, the information they need either from books or online sources (e.g., websites, encyclopedias, etc.).
Children Who Learn to Read Are Enriched
Children who read can learn about anything their interest is sparked by. As they read, their interest and understanding is expanded which often sparks off new areas of interest. Reading enriches life, providing a vast variety of topics to learn about.
Help Children Learn to Read by Reading to Them
Helping children learn to read starts from a very early age simply by reading to them! Never underestimate the influence you have when you read to children.
Need to some encouragement? Have a look at these posts:
How to read aloud to children
Effective Ways To Engage in Children's Stories Daily
How To Enrich Stories With Open-Ended Questions
Don’t forget to check out our children’s story apps ...
... as well as the many literacy games and activities we’ve tried and tested. Have fun!
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