Research has shown that reading for pleasure makes a huge difference to a child’s academic performance. Children who read for enjoyment on a daily basis perform better in tests, have a broader vocabulary and an increased general knowledge!
Reading helps children to increase their attention span. Choosing a quiet place away from distractions allows students to focus on one thing for the duration of a story. Exposure to books also strengthens your child’s imagination and creativity as it allows them to explore fictional worlds where anything can happen.
Right now, taking care of our mental health is more important than ever. Reading can provide a much-needed break from the real world and can reduce stress in these uncertain times.