Did you know that September 6th is National Read-A-Book Day?
Reading has been scientifically proven to both strengthen existing brain connections and develop new interconnected synapses. Through visual illustrations and relatable storylines, children can create their own world in which they are subconsciously learning about the world around them. Not only does reading help improve a child’s vocabulary, but it also assists in the formation of more highly-developed language skills. Beyond the science of the academic, reading engages a child to transcribe plots, pushing the boundaries of imagination, further allowing them to relate story-lines to their own experiences; thus, giving life to creative problem solving. If you haven’t already figured out that reading opens more doors than you can imagine, then perhaps discovering that reading has been biologically and chemically proven to both relax and calm the mind and body, should sell you for sure.
For those even more interested and peaked by the science, check out this interesting academic journal article which indicates “a direct causal effect from reading to children at a young age and their future schooling outcomes regardless of parental income, education level or cultural background.”
Check out our top picks for National Read-A-Book Day, we couldn’t help but include some football themed choices with our Corn-hole Tournament coming up next weekend. Let us know some of your favorite reads!
1. Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves - Kate T. Parker (Available at Learning Express)
2. If You Give a Mouse an iPhone —Ann Droyd (Available at Learning Express)
3. Mike The Tiger Goes Tailgating — Tom Weber
4. Twas the Night Before Game Day SEC — Susan Carothers
DID YOU KNOW | Did you know it’s never too early to start reading? The Kumon Reading Program starts your pre-readers off with fun “look, listen and repeat” worksheets. Colorful illustrations help connect words to familiar objects, to start putting words together. Your child will progress to identify nouns, verbs and adjectives, and use them within sentences.