Did you know that if you spend 20 minutes a day reading to/with your child:
- your child will be exposed to 18,000 more words than children who do not read with their parents
- your child’s vocabulary and comprehension will increase
- students who read 20 minutes each day score higher on their college entrance exams?
These are just a few of the interesting facts that were shared at the Raising Readers Workshop last week. Flyers will be sent home with students in preschool-3rd grade to
give parents tips and encourage reading. 20 minutes is the key. Currently, if your child is in 2nd grade they are asked to read 10 minutes; finding a way to increase that time by 10 more minutes will greatly benefit your child.
The additional time could be spent reading aloud with a parent, a sibling, a pet or even a stuffed animal. Carving out time to read to and with your child can be difficult, but the value is priceless.
If your child is struggling with reading, be sure to talk to your child’s teacher. They have a lot of tips to help with this important routine.