The more books a child has in their home, the smarter they’ll be as an adult, according to research. Reading is great for improving a child’s vocabulary, knowledge, and view of the world. However, a recent study of U.S. kids found that they’re reading for fun less frequently than ever before. As there are so many benefits associated with youngsters reading, it’s time to encourage kids to read more with these techniques.
Read out loud
Italian researchers recently reported that reading to 6 to 12-year-olds out loud made them more intelligent. Thinking skills, vocabulary, word reasoning, and comprehension were just some of the areas that the children in the study improved in. It’s great that children develop more skills when books are read out loud to them, but it’s also an effective way to get kids interested in books and reading. When a book is read aloud, it’s more interactive. Parents and children can explore new worlds together and the whole task becomes an adventure rather than a chore. Children can further develop their knowledge as reading aloud gives them the chance to ask what specific words or phrases mean.
Set a good example
Children copy what adults do. If they see their parents regularly on their phones, they’re likely to do the same. Almost one-quarter of adults recently told a Pew survey that they haven’t read a book in the last year. Getting a child to regularly pick up a book is more likely to happen when their parents set a good example and model good reading behavior. This could include making every Sunday morning a time for the whole family to read in bed. Parents should also consider taking a book and a kid’s comic with them wherever they go, so that downtime is filled with reading rather than
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