2. Children who are read to at least three times a week are almost twice as likely to score in the top 25% on standardized tests than those who are read to less than three times a week.
3. Reading to your child creates a lasting bond between you and your child.
A child spends 900 hours a year in school and 7,800 hours at home - you are their primary teacher- you play an important role in your child's education!
Research shows that:
- Children who read the most read the best
- The presence and ownership of books/magazines/newspapers at home is a key factor linked to success at school.
- Create three book boxes, (shoe box, basket) filled with plenty of reading materials. Place one by the kitchen table or where your child eats breakfast, one in the bathroom, and one next to your child's bed.
- Place a reading light by your child's bed.
- Allow your child to stay awake 20 minutes longer at bedtime if they choose to read in bed.