Reading is basic literacy that is critical in a child’s education. Mental, social, and cognitive development are all enhanced by reading, which in turn improves one’s academic success. For the sake of cultivating a love for reading, children should be encouraged to read.
Children can remember what they’ve learned, solve issues in the classroom and in real life, and assist in making decisions through cognitive development. Reading has a significant impact on a child’s education in a number of ways;
IMPROVES ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
According to research, reading to children at the age of 4-5 is likely to prepare them for academic success. When children are exposed to the reading culture before joining formal education, it becomes easier to communicate, understand and build new vocabularies, and develop listening skills. The reading skills that are vital in the early development are;
- Phonemic awareness
- Reading and comprehension
BOOSTS CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION
Reading requires the reader to picture events, and characters, visualize the setting and the environment and imagine what will come next. Inspiring children to listen while you read opens them a whole new universe of possibilities for their imaginations as they travel through time and space. Children then use the ideas in their heads to become creative which can benefit their schoolwork and future life experiences.
CULTIVATES A READING CULTURE
Reading is the key to learning and the ultimate requirement for success. Reading to children at an early age builds a commercial in their heads as time for pleasure. As the children grow up, they develop the culture of reading, which then becomes a commitment. They are motivated to read on their own and improve future academic excellence.
RAISES CONCENTRATION AND DISCIPLINE
Literacy helps improve concentration and discipline. When you introduce reading as part of your daily routine, you will notice a considerable behavior change. With time the child will focus and organize things they have not come across before. The ability to focus is seen even after finishing reading a book; this is what you can discipline, which is critical in school.
Hearing words spoken loud from a book helps children use the words in their speech. Children learn faster, and reading a book exposes them to new vocabulary and phrases they may never have heard elsewhere. New vocabularies are essential in language skills and grammar. The vocabularies also aid in improving communication skills.
Reading has a significant impact on a child’s education and future endeavors. Reading should become a part of the family’s daily routine, and parents should make sure their children have access to the tools they need. A child’s ability to read and write is critical to their scholastic and personal achievement.