Roman J. Salamon
The Benefits of Early Reading
Enhanced Communication Ability
Kids who take part in early reading programs are able to use verbal communication and develop enhanced vocabulary skills earlier than other kids their age. But not only does early reading help your young kids with their talking and vocabulary in general, it also helps them recognize letters and words early on--giving their written communication skills a boost.
Early reading helps develop strong bonds among you and your children. Kids who participate in early reading programs will be better readers when reading with you and with their siblings, but the increased emotional closeness is the true benefit here. Extensive research suggests that reading with your children helps them form healthier emotional attachments early on.
Increased Brain Function
Reading has been known to sharpen memory, increase comprehension, and even help with concentration. Children who struggle in certain subjects can benefit greatly from participating in early reading programs. The development of the skills at an early age can set your child up for great success in both school and daily life.
As parents, you want what is best for your children. When your child participates in an educational reading program, you are giving them the chance to succeed in many different areas. To learn more about some of the programs offered in your area, you can perform a quick Internet search or visit our volunteer center website at www.wevolunteer.org to become a volunteer reading mentor.