At Biblionasium, we are proud to provide a platform that encourages the love of reading, builds digital citizenship skills, and allows kids to connect with their friends in a safe, learning-focused environment.
As we celebrate National Reading Month, it is important to remember why reading is fundamental to a child’s growth and development. We hope you will join us and renew your commitment to fostering a love of reading during the month of March.
Top 5 reasons kids should read every day
1. Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body.
When we say Biblionasium is where kids “flex their reading muscles,” we mean it literally!
Reading every day, even if it’s just for fun, is as critical to a student’s success as a daily workout is to an athlete.
If you skip a week of your favorite physical activities, you feel that loss in your strength, agility, and flexibility.
It’s the same with reading comprehension, word recognition, and vocabulary.
2. Reading boosts academic success.
Reading improves concentration and memory.
It also expands a student’s vocabulary and boosts self-esteem.
When kids read for at least 20 minutes a day, even if it’s a graphic novel or magazine, they are almost guaranteed to see an improvement in their grades and academic performance.
Reading brings people together!
It gets you off your screen and interacting with others.
Kids who spend time reading with family members feel more bonded with them afterward.
Classroom read-alouds introduce books to students that they might not have picked up to read otherwise.
Audiobooks are also a great way to keep kids occupied on long trips!
4. Books teach empathy and expand a child’s worldview.
When you read a book, you put yourself in that character’s shoes.
Reading is a crucial tool for bridging the divides between at-risk populations and their peers.
Sometimes, it can be hard to understand how another person feels, but if you’ve read a book that includes similar situations, it can open your eyes to another person’s perspective and help you see the world in a different light.
Most of the great authors in the world would tell you that they started writing because of their love of books.
However, there are many different kinds of books that cover subjects your child may discover an interest in.
The best way to foster creativity is to show it in action.
When a child reads a book that they love, it may prompt them to try their own creative writing, draw, perform science experiments, or start a collection…the sky’s the limit!
How do I get my child to read for fun?
Find books that correspond with their interests (bugs, a TV show or video game, mystery, etc.)
Try a different medium, such as graphic novels or audiobooks
Provide an incentive to read with our reading challenge feature
Kids read books their friends recommend! Encourage them to send book recommendations on Biblionasium