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Don’t Skip Evening Readings

A research study on independent reading and young students by Nagy and Herman shows that simply reading for 20 minutes every day can significantly increase the chances of your child’s educational success in the future.

In addition to the 20 minutes a day, it is important that this activity starts as soon as possible. Even if a child is still learning to read, the act of turning the page is considered a form of reading. Children can learn a lot of information from the illustrations and the words that they do understand.

If it is a new activity for your family, you do not need to reach the full 20 minutes at first. However, the first goal should be making the time for reading with your child every day. Later it will be easy to accomplish the 20 minutes of reading once the routine is established. It is a fun activity that promotes bonding and other non-educational benefits as well. Books are readily available at your school and public libraries!

The average kindergarten student has seen more than 5,000 hours of television, having spent more time in front of the TV than it takes to earn a bachelor's degree.

Schools cannot accomplish it alone. We only see students 180 days a year for seven hours a day. For the rest of the time, students are influenced by the number of books in their home and their parents' reading habits. Therefore, parents need to provide reading materials and model strong reading habits at home. 

Why can’t I skip my 20 minutes of reading tonight?, Nagy & Herman

If you haven't stressed the importance of daily reading with your child yet, today is a great day to start! Student the photo below. Which child do you want to be yours?