Why is reading important for children?
The importance of reading for children can’t be understated for its educational benefits, especially when we approach exciting events like the World Book Day. Regular reading can help children improve their English language and literacy, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.
Reading has a number of other benefits too that go beyond education. Getting lost in a good book can provide children with a sense of comfort and security. Inspiring characters can give children a boost in confidence, particularly in stories that resonate with their own lives. And ultimately once a child is engaged with a book they enjoy, they’ll have fun and find happiness in the pages. So why is reading important for children? Here’s a list of benefits:
Improves literacy early on for young children
Continues to improve literacy skills as they get older and read more challenging books
Gives children a greater vocabulary
Helps children with spelling and grammar
Allows children to unwind and de-stress
Can help boost children’s confidence
Gives children the space to learn while engaging their imaginations.