Teaching your children to read is, perhaps, one of the most important contributions we as parents can make to our children’s lives.
Research has shown that foundational literacy skills directly influences the path a student will take later on in life; what opportunities they can access; what career path they can create and; ultimately what individual socio-economic improvements will occur.
Dr Corrin Varady, chief executive of IDEA Digital Education, believes that by following these five tips, parents can not only improve their child’s love of reading, but also give their children an opportunity at a great quality of life.
The earlier our children are encouraged to read, the better. Early childhood development specialists say that a child’s cognitive function is most powerful in the first six years of their lives, so teaching them to read helps drive this development, which in turn assists them in reading for meaning and helps them grow into independent thinkers with more advanced communication skills.