December 10, 2021

The Benefits of Reading for Children

Reading is a huge benefit to a child’s growth in understanding the English language, developing their communication skills and bringing children into new and exciting worlds. From a very early age children are able to pick up a book and start reading, or listen to you as you read to them, all beneficial to a child’s development.

Here are some more benefits to children reading regularly, courtesy of this prep school in Hertfordshire.

Children are learning to be curious

The vast majority of stories children will read are fictional and full of fun creatures, stories and teaching children about moral values. They’re learning about inquisitiveness, how to be creative and to tap into their curiosity – key areas that will improve their self esteem and encourage them to be more confident.

They’re developing their skills in grammar and sentence structure

Reading on a regular basis trains children to look through their writing and find ways to improve it. It’s a skill that can be slowly developed as children take English lessons and have more opportunities to take part in writing and comprehension exercises.

Enhanced communication skills

Writing and understanding words on the page allows children to be able to work on their communication skills in a number of ways. They’re reading dialogue regularly and looking at what they can do to improve their own speech; they can pick out words they can use in conversations in the future; they’re also learning about the art of body language and can use it to understand people’s thoughts and feelings.

Children can improve their vocabulary

A huge part of picking up a book each week is the fact that children can pick up a wide variety of words. With repeated practice, your child can learn new words they can say to others, understand their meaning and find synonyms of words they use very often already. All of this and more can boost a child’s skills in writing, reading and listening.

Thanks for reading xxx


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