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The benefit of reading for just 20 minutes a day

Kelsey Morgan —

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)