Friday, March 5, 2010

Why is Reading Aloud Important For Younger Children?

According to "The Mom Book Goes To School", the skill a child acquires from reading form the building blocks of learning process and are crucial for academic success. Not only is reading involved in almost 90% of schoolwork, it raises IQ and standardized test scores as it teaches abstract thought and increases vocabulary.

1. Reading to younger children greatly improves their early reading skills.

2. Reading to younger children greatly improves their writing skills.

3. Because parents don't read to their children, 40% of students enter kindergarten behind.

4. Reading to younger child exposes them to new ideas.

5. Reading to younger children teaches them to concentrate.

6. Reading to younger children helps them with their attention span.

7. As much as 75% of what students learn comes from what they read.

8. Reading aloud teaches children to see subtleties in literature and in life.

9. Reading aloud helps children gain more enjoyment from classroom discussions.

10.Reading aloud to young children increases vocabulary and expands knowledge.

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