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Studies have shown that children exposed to early developmental skills achieve better results in school.  Literacy development starts early in life and is highly correlated with school progression. All domains of a child’s development – physical, social-emotional, cognitive, language and literacy – are interrelated and interdependent. The more limited a child’s experience is with language and literacy, the more likely he or she will have difficulty learning to read. Take a look below to see some facts about early literacy exposure.

To encourage you to make your best effort in making your child love reading, consider these benefits of being a reader:

  • Being a reader leads to a productive, enriched life in which your child can master complex information, pursue passions, and make a decent living.   Reading opens your child’s mind to the world and greatly increases life prospects.
  • A reader learns vocabulary and grammar, which also improves writing skills – a very important skill to learn in the age of communication.
  • For a child who is a reader, reading is a pleasure and a habitual lifelong activity.
  • When your child is a reader, he/she develops an appetite for knowledge.  Reading contributes to the background knowledge of a variety of subject areas including science, history, geography, math, and social studies.  The more your child learns, the more they want to know.
  • A reader usually has empathy towards other people, because good stories and literature are about the human condition, the thinking and the emotions of being human.  Good literature values humanity and celebrates the human spirit and potential.
  • A reader has their mind open to other cultures because reading offers insight into different lifestyles while recognizing universality.
  • Reading enables your child to teach themselves when using do it yourself books.  It also makes them learn a lot of skills on their own.
  • Being a reader has good correlation with life span.  Education, employment and higher quality of life are factors.  By having knowledge of importance of health, your child will enjoy an improved lifespan.
  • A reader usually has improved problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  These are fundamental and transferable to all other areas of learning.
  • A reader has an improved attention span.
  • A reader constantly stimulates their imagination, important in developing creativity.

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