Children who read for enjoyment perform better in reading tests and develop a broader vocabulary. It offers them  increased knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. Learning to read begins with listening, understanding the spoken word. Vital as children start to read. Through story-telling, children are exposed to a wide range of words, increasing their vocabulary. Words – spoken and written – are the building blocks of life. These are necessary tools to build a child’s vocabulary and improve their understanding. Success is based on what a child has heard, read, and been inspired to be. People, families, relationships, and nations are built from words.

The more you read, the more things you know.

The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Reasons to read:

Literacy is the road to discovering new things. It will develop a positive self-image. Reading is a vital skill in order to function in today’s society. The first step lies in educating readers, expanding their interests. Comprehension is the bridge between the effective reader, passive reader and active reader. Poor readers can have low opinions of themselves and their capabilities. They might feel isolated and have behaviour problems.

8 reasons why reading is so important:

  1. Fundamental to functioning in today’s society.
  2. Tools for communicating.
  3. Vital to finding a job.
  4. Improves understanding.
  5. Aids self-improvement
  6. Develops the mind.
  7. Discovers new things.
  8. Boosts imagination and creativity.

Reading is a non-negotiable tool in life.

Reading is the only way to become informed.

‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends. They are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers’.  -Charles W. Elio