The “benefits” and “importance” of children’s reading!

The benefits of children’s reading are self-evident, parents should cultivate reading habits from the infancy of their children. Although babies who are too young are illiterate, reading more books is also an unexpected benefit. Today, let’s find out what are the benefits of reading for children.

Children’s reading can develop these abilities

1. Enhance language skills

Children who love to read have strong language skills, far higher than children who do not like to read in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and children understand complex ideas from books and appreciate the beauty of language.

2. Learn coordination and communication skills

Cultivating the ability to coordinate and communicate with peers or parents from an early age is an extremely important thing for children, in addition to learning little by little in daily life, it is also a good way to get inspiration from reading books.

3. Increase knowledge

Reading can enable children to dabble in a variety of knowledge, such as literature, history, geography, science, politics, etc., which is beneficial to learning.

4. Improve writing skills

Primary and secondary school students who like to read have mastered the ability of language and writing, often surpassing their peers, and can get good grades without having to memorize and memorize texts, and can also achieve good results in external examinations, because reading improves writing ability.

5. Experience inheritance and exchange

Parents and children share each other’s life experience to share, communicate and discuss together, gain ideas and experiences, and solve problems and confusion with each other.

6. Think independently

Reading can cultivate critical thinking ability, the complex arguments and plots in the book, children can read while absorbing, analysis and understanding, reading allows children to have the ability to think independently.

7. Recreation

Through reading, normal leisure and entertainment ability between parents and children is cultivated, so as to avoid spending too much time and energy on improper activities, so as to achieve the purpose of physical and mental well-being.

An introduction to the method of staged reading for children

The first stage is the infant stage, which is around the age of 0 to 3 years.

Infant reading at this stage is mainly based on “playing”, “seeing” and “listening”. “Play” is toy reading, “look” is the colorful baby pictorial reading of the big picture, “listening” is the baby radio, etc., the main function is to cultivate the baby’s hands-on ability, vision, hearing, color sense through baby reading.

The second stage is the toddler stage, which is around the age of 3 to 7 years.

This stage of children’s reading is the continuation and deepening of infant reading, is the best period of parent-child reading, toy books can add digital enlightenment, text enlightenment elements. Children’s reading can be transferred to picture book reading and animation book reading. At the same time, entering “three-dimensional reading” and multimedia reading, children’s radio and children’s TV will be very popular with young children.

The third stage is for primary school students, aged around 7 to 12 years old.

At this stage, reading began to introduce text reading, children’s books, newspapers and periodicals became the main reading medium, and TV reading and online reading had a huge attraction for them.

The fourth stage is for secondary school students, aged around 12 to 18.

This stage of reading is the stage of classic reading, famous book reading and all-media reading, and the autonomy and freedom of reading are fully revealed, and it is also an important stage to begin to influence life values through reading. Cultivating children’s reading should not be too rushed, but step by step.


The benefits and importance of reading for children

Early reading is a hot issue that everyone is very concerned about, and education experts believe that “the foundation of all learning begins with reading”, which shows the importance of early reading in young children. We also found that early wisdom children have a common characteristic, that is, they like to read, ancient and modern, there are many celebrities who eventually embarked on the road to success because they liked reading as children, such as Bill Gates, who is known to lead the global knowledge industry revolution, although by elementary school, he could not even keep up with the progress of the course, even to the extent that the teacher persuaded him to repeat the grade, but he was less than nine years old and had read all the encyclopedias. Later, when he founded Microsoft, he said the secret of his success – “If you can’t be a good reader, you can’t have real knowledge, and reading broadens my horizons.” From this example, we can see the benefits of reading in early childhood. At present, many families are also paying more and more attention to the cultivation of children’s reading ability, but they should also pay attention to methods and methods.

Children What are the benefits and importance of reading: Develop children’s interest in reading

Interest is the best teacher, and this is also true in the cultivation of children’s reading ability, if you want children to love reading, you must first cultivate children’s interest in reading.


Select books that your child is interested in

If your child usually likes to watch Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf cartoons, you can buy him a book “Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf” to give to your child, I believe your child will love it, and even pull you to tell him the story; If your child loves drawing, buy him more beautiful picture books. Only children’s own favorite books can stimulate children’s interest in reading. In other words, parents should give up the right to choose books to their children and let their children’s interests decide.


Parents themselves must enjoy reading

General parents like to read, over time, children will also be heard, because young children themselves like to imitate the appearance of adults, when parents have nothing to hold a book to read with relish, your child will naturally hold a book like you and read carefully.


Let toddlers read in play

For a child to enjoy reading, he must be interested in participating, and games are often the most receptive activities for children. In the family reading activities, play crossword games, row picture games, and make up the end of stories with children, so that children feel that reading is also a fun game. When the mother tells the story, she deliberately says wrong in the part that the child is familiar with, and let the child correct it, so as to stimulate the child’s concentration and devotion when listening to the story, enhance the child’s self-confidence, and also greatly improve the child’s interest in reading.


Bring the story to life

For example: the mother and the child watch the story “Snow White” together, and the family of three plays the characters in the book together, plays with the language charm and its composition, learns the dialogue of the characters, and teaches children to be a kind person, but learn to protect themselves and not be easily deceived.

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