Why is reading (aloud) important?
Raising a confident reader is altogether a responsibility and a necessary experience you can give to your child. It is important to note that not all children progress through every stage of the reading development with ease or at the same pace as their peer group, and therefore might lack the motivation to read aloud or otherwise.
Enjoyment and motivation are two closely linked aspects when it comes to the benefits of reading. Children who read for pleasure, choose to read more and often, and learn better, which supports development on a personal level. This allows them to perform optimally on all levels (personally, academically, and socially) than those who only read upon instruction.
As a parent you are wondering:
How do I instill a love of reading in my child?
How do I encourage them to be motivated to read and choose a book for enjoyment?
How does my child benefit from my reading aloud with and to them?
Remember, reading is fun!
You don’t always have to read to build a world of adventures with your child. Storytelling is just as much a learning opportunity and inspires the joy of reading.
Moats, L. C. (2020). Teaching reading is rocket science: What expert teachers of reading should know and be able to do. Washington, DC: American Federation of Teachers.
Written by: Ingrid Heunis
Wise Eye Reading Academy Bellville
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