Why reading to your child is so important?
Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. Even after children learn to read by themselves, it’s still important for you to read aloud together.
What are some fun facts about reading?
And these surprising reading facts prove it:
- Reading reduces stress by 68 percent .
- Owning your own books matters.
- It doesn’t take much to read a lot of words.
- And all that reading pays off.
- Reading is the fastest way to build vocabulary.
- Classroom libraries rule.
- Every book counts.
Why can’t some kids spell?
There are different kinds of dyslexia but the most common type makes it hard for people to split language into its component sounds. And while not being able to spell can be helped through spell-check and proofreading, reading difficulties are far more serious as they can cause kids to quickly fall behind at school.
At what age do children start reading?
Most children learn to read by 6 or 7 years of age. Some children learn at 4 or 5 years of age. Even if a child has a head start, she may not stay ahead once school starts. The other students most likely will catch up during the second or third grade.
How can I improve my child’s spelling?
Sharpen Your Child’s Spelling With These 5 Activities
- Activity #1: Which Is It? Prepare two word lists side-by-side so that your child is looking directly at two different versions of the same word, one spelled correctly and one incorrectly.
- Activity #2: Word Web.
- Activity #3: You’re the Teacher.
- Activity #4: Proof It!
- Activity #5: Word Maze (see printable below.):
What happens when you read to your child?
Even during story time, their minds are at work, taking in all the language they hear and lessons the characters learn. Reading to your child — at any age — will boost their brain development, your bond, and so much more. And all it takes is a few books, motivation, and a little time.