1. Kids who read often and widely get better at it
As with anything in life, practice makes perfect! The more a child reads, the more the better they will get and the more their confidence will improve.
2. Reading improves concentration
Children have to sit still and quietly so they can focus on the story when they’re reading. If they read regularly, they develop the ability to do this for longer periods.
3. Reading improves a child’s vocabulary and leads to more highly developed language skills
This is because children learn new words as they read but also because they unconsciously absorb information as they read about things like how to structure sentences and how to use words and language effectively.
4. Reading develops a child’s imagination
This is because when we read our brains translate the descriptions we read of people, places and things into pictures. When we’re engaged in a story, we’re also imagining how the characters are feeling. We use our own experiences to imagine how we would feel in the same situation.
5. Children who read do better at school
Being able to read and understand what you are reading is a very important skill. Children that read don’t just do better at subjects like reading, English and history but at all subjects and they do better all the way through school.