As a kid, I loved reading. You couldn’t find me without a book. I’ve discovered that my son has inherited my love of reading and I'm thrilled! Still, I’ve been doing everything I can to encourage more reading. And here’s why:
Exercises Your Brain
Not only is reading the best exercise for your kid’s brain, but it relieves stress and improves focus and concentration. (Source)
Early Reading Gives You a Head Start
And I also came across research about how the four to six year old range is considered the sweet spot for teaching reading. After that, learning to read becomes a game of catch up. (Source)
Keeps You In School
Seriously, there are studies that suggest American kids who learn to read by 3rd grade are less likely to end up in prison, drop out of school or take drugs! (Source)
Makes You a Better Speaker
Did you know “reading a lot” is one of the most powerful methods of increasing fluency, vocabulary and comprehension?(Source)
Expands Your Vocabulary
If kids read regularly, they can learn an average of 4,000-12,000 new words each year! That’s a lot! (Source)
It’s a Fun Activity (in Disguise!)
Of course this depends on which books they read, but there are so many books and series out there. There is literally something for every kid! What helped my kids find the books they love is Epic!, a reading app that has more than 15,000 high-quality kids’ books, on every subject imaginable. My family has been hooked on Epic! For a few months now, and we love it. You even get your first month free. Just try it here >> I want try Epic!now! *No promo code is needed. This promotion is for new customers only.
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