Children who read ‘often at age 10’ and ‘more than once a week at age 16’ did better in math, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16. All parents want bright, smart children and, as a parent, you have the power to boost your children’s learning potential simply by making books an integral part of their lives. When parents read to their children the children’s behavior and academic performance increases and it also reflects a difference in their brain activity
Researchers found that children who were read to more frequently at home had more activity in the area of their brains that helps derive meaning from language. This area is essential to verbal language development and ultimately reading.
They also found that brain areas associated with imagery were strongly activated, allowing children to develop visualisation skills – the ability to ‘see the story.’ Well developed visualisation skills are crucial to academic success.
Reading, one of the most fundamental skills, stimulates intellectual development in kids. No matter the age, reading can improve writing, grammar, and vocabulary.
- Reading helps with other skills, such as visualizing, sparking the imagination.
- Reading teaches useful information.
- Reading helps kids write better.
- Reading provides role models and teaches social situations.
- Struggling readers continually struggle.
- Reading makes people of all ages intelligent.
- Improves fluency
- Expands vocabulary
- Helps comprehension
- Makes reading fun
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