Children who Love Reading are Better Equipped to Face the World
Most people understand the importance of teaching children to read and write. And, if we can instil children with a love of books there are many benefits available to them.
When a child loves to read he or she is going to have an easy time at school. Research is telling us that a child with a large vocabulary at the age of 4 years will learn to read and write quicker and better than a child with a smaller vocabulary.
But, is that the only benefit of teaching children to read?
Books Show Children New Worlds
Children’s books cover so many different places, times and fantasies; there is literally thousands of different worlds for children to explore.
Imagine being part of a canoe trip down the Amazon River, or flying to the Moon with a bunch of zany dogs, and what about chasing a rabbit down a hole? Gifted authors create worlds and experiences which all children can participate in.
Children don’t have to leave home to explore the world. They can be transported to wonderful worlds and have the most amazing adventures all from reading a book.
Many children face difficult times in their lives. Their parents might get divorced or they may lose a loved one.
Thankfully there are children’s books which cover many negative events which children face. This helps the reader develop a greater sense that they are not alone. And, that other kids experience similar bad things too.
Sharing an experience with a fictional character is as powerful as sharing it in reality. Remembering these books are created by experts, who can spell out the important steps a child can make to help begin the healing journey.
Regardless of the topic, all books help a child’s imagination to thrive. They can be transported to so many wonderful, new and exciting places. They can discover new realities or be intrigued in the lives of others.
When children fall in love with reading and books they become better equipped to understand their world. Their minds are enriched and empowered, and their hearts connected to the universe in so many ways.
About My Guest – Susan Day
Susan Day is an author of 15 books, educator, and a content marketer. Her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents who want to build a strong relationship with their grandchildren. In particular, Susan specializes in helping grandparents share their love of books with their grandchildren. Susan is currently writing a book titled, The Top 10 Things Happy Grandparents Never Regret Doing!
Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three boss cats, three rescue guinea pigs, and an errant kangaroo. And, apart from blogging, writing and reading; she loves drinking coffee, painting and learning to box.
**I would like to thank Ms. Susan Day for being a guest blogger on my site!**