Reading is an essential skill that every child should learn. Unfortunately, the rise of screen-based technology has led to a downfall in reading habits. If you are a parent, here are three big reasons why you should encourage your child to read.
1. Holistic Learning
Quality books give children the opportunity to learn advanced concepts involving language acquisition, dramatic expression, emotional empathy, and moral development. In other words, books encourage children to learn with their whole selves, not just their academic or physical selves.
This type of learning can be enhanced by parental co-reading. Encourage your child to slow down and thoroughly examine book illustrations. Frequently ask your child questions about plots, characters, and literary themes. After finishing a reading session, take a few minutes to discuss what was read.
2. Critical Thinking
Reading helps a child develop their critical thinking skills. Critical thinking, simply defined, is the …