Teaching Children the Value of Reading Infographic
In this digital age it is more important than ever to instill in our children a desire to read and to give them the understanding of the impact reading can have on the rest of their lives. The Teaching Children the Value of Reading Infographicis illustrates the value of the written word and how reading can pave the way to success.
Literacy corresponds with a child’s future ability to:
- Attain personal fulfillment
- Be understood and taken seriously
- Take part in and understand civic issues
- Earn a higher salary
- Succeed in a chosen career path
Literate people are more likely:
- to attend or take part in a sporting event
- to do volunteer or charity work
- to attend a performing arts event
- to visit a museum.
Tips for Influencing a Desire to Read
- Read Daily
Have your child read for 30 minutes before allowing them to watch TV or play video games.
- Journal Writing
One's desire to read is amplified by one's ability to write.
- A Word a Day
Focus on expanding your child's vocabulary and teach them a new word each day.
- Different Genres
Once your child is old enough to read regularly encourage them to read science fiction to poetry.
- Read non-fiction
Encourage your child lo read the news and memoirs to expand their understanding of society.
- Books as Presents
This gives your child a sense that books are special and important.
Apps to help
Technology isn't solely a distraction from reading; there are many apps for the iPad that help to encourage reading in children and teens!
A reading storytelling app that reads to your kids, with the recording of a child their own age. It also records and plays their voices after they have learned the book, and teaches vocabulary throughout the process!
An award winning read on-demand app that allows your child to pick from a catalogue of thousands of popular children’s stories. The stories can be sorted by age group and genre, and will have your kid excited for reading once more!
- A Story Before Bed
A perfect interactive read-a-long experience that makes bedtime stories a seamless experience. You can even record story time so your child can watch it while you are away!
Engaging sounds and captivating animations make reading a magical experience for kids from the toddler age through the tween-age years. It is multilingual as well!
- Good Reads
This social network for book lovers offers a place for your kid to review and share their favorite books while making friends who have similar tastes! How do you have a book loving kid? Surround them with other book lovers!
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