It may feel like a challenge to find 20 minutes each day to sit down and read with, beside, or to, your child. However, this small adjustment will make a large impact on their overall reading ability.
Other benefits that can be seen by encouraging reading at home are:
- Improved language development
- Better understanding of a world outside our own
- Strengthens family relationships (when reading beside or to each other)
Reference (Nagy and Herman, 1987)