There are theories based on really strong shreds of evidence like MRI scans that prove the necessity of reading for younger children. In this segment, we are going to focus exclusively on the benefits of reading especially in young children (from the age of 4 years). All the merits that a reader receives from his/her habit of reading regularly directly or indirectly help him/her in academic and professional life.
Benefits of Reading:
- Children in their early childhood struggle a lot to explore the newly introduced language, their mother tongue. Reading the right content (age-appropriate) supports them in building a strong base for vocabulary.
- Language is nowadays considered one of the most important knowledge that one should carry to lead a hassle-free life. Early childhood is the absolute right time to begin preparing for the future. It helps the children to develop it as a habit and further expands the ocean of knowledge.
- Very importantly, reading helps the children to evolve the way they perceive the received information. It helps in building analytical and logical skills automatically. In all, it helps the children in their overall cognitive development.
- It promotes deeper understanding in children from a young age. Children begin to focus more on the topic they are thinking about to find the conclusions. Some educators believe that reading also increases curiosity in students that helps a lot in the academic part.
- Reading sessions usually last for 60-90 minutes. Constantly reading for an hour increases the focus and attention span of the students. This further leads to higher concentration levels that ultimately increase the academic scores in school.
It is observed that homeschooling students primarily need to focus on developing skills of reading, writing, and speaking. Since all the advantages of reading leads to developing a stronger intellect and intelligence, it is also evident that regular readers score much better in academics when compared with non-readers or irregular readers.