See Dick and Jane Read: How Early Reading Skills Contribute to a Child’s Development

Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

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Teaching your child how to read from an early age can be a challenge. Parenthood is overwhelming in itself, and it can be easy to lose sight of your child’s personal development in the process. However, research suggests that engaging with young children by reading, talking, and singing can stimulate cognitive development, bringing a host of benefits.

As per The American Academy of Pediatrics, children proficient in reading by the third grade are more likely to graduate high school and have a successful career. Unfortunately, 1 out of 3 children begins kindergarten without possessing the language skills required to read.

Using the right tools and books can resolve this. It can help build reading literacy in your child and contribute to early childhood education. Where do you start, though?

In my case, I recently stumbled across MyLibook — a seven-book series designed to develop early reading skills in children. If you are eager to get your child interested in reading, then MyLibook is an excellent resource that lets your child learn new things in a fun and easy way.

Cut back on screen time and help your child discover the joys of reading!

Suitable for children between 4 and 6 years old, MyLibook is among the best book series for young readers. If your child isn’t too enthusiastic about reading yet and would rather watch television or videos on your phone, then my MyLibook is nothing short of a godsend.

The book series smartly draws your child in by making them the hero/heroine of the stories. This way, you don’t have to try and get them interested in a random character they may not find intriguing. They are also very short (only 12 pages), so your child won’t get too distracted between books.

The books create a personalized reading experience that is frankly ingenious and will keep your children excited and engaged. They have some excellent stories that let your child go on virtual adventures with animals as they learn in the process. My one-year-old friend Brandon loves his. I wanted to get him started early. In my opinion, it is never too early to start teaching sounds and sight recognition. Although, the books specifically target the 4–6-year-old age bracket.

It’s also mingled with other activities, such as coloring the avatar they choose, fun discussion questions, and free printables that you and your child can enjoy together. For instance, at the end of a book, you can ask your child questions like, “Do you think a rat would sit next to a cat?”

This type of lighthearted take on reading can make it more fun. Children look forward to indulging in some silliness at the end. Don’t we all?

Besides developing an interest in reading, the books subtly introduce children to literacy principles and develop early reading skills. For instance, the readers use single-syllable and short vowel words and encourage your child to read independently.

They also use sight words that offer more context to your child about what’s in the book. It can be incredibly helpful for early readers. It helps them distinguish between words that sound similar but mean something completely different. For instance, your child can learn to differentiate between terms such as cat, mat, and hat. They can also recognize the sequence of letters in a particular story and read it.

The free printables are a goldmine of activities that engage your child and have them do puzzles, coloring, and word-building exercises.

There’s also a fair bit of challenge involved. As your child goes through the books, each book will be more advanced than the previous one. It can stimulate your child and hold their interest as they continue learning new things contributing to their early childhood education.

MyLibooks is an excellent way to engage your child and teach them how to read. There’s an impressive amount of thought put into the books,, and your child will love them.

Why developing early reading skills in children is so essential.

Inculcating a love for reading in your child can help in their personal development. You can make a habit of reading and sharing stories every day. It can allow your child to identify different sounds and words and help build vocabulary.

It also magnifies their imagination and helps develop social and communication skills. Let’s quickly review some of the key benefits of developing early reading skills in children:

It contributes to professional and personal success

According to one study, two-year-olds with a sizeable oral vocabulary are better at reading and mathematics. They are also less likely to experience behavioral issues in kindergarten. As they grow older, this provides them with educational and societal opportunities. Another study supports this and suggests that children that are good at math and reading in kindergarten are more likely to:

· Get a college education and enroll in better institutions

· Achieve professional success, own homes, and get married

· Live in high-income neighborhoods and have 401(k) savings

It improves social skills

As per studies, there is a strong link between reading literacy and the social-emotional development of children. Caregivers that spend quality time with children by engaging in reading can build a healthy relationship with them. It helps lay the foundation for language development. It also contributes to a child’s social and emotional well-being and can have a lasting effect on the child as they mature.

Children who start reading regularly from a young age are also less likely to feel formal schooling’s psychological pressure. They become independent and don’t have to compete with their peers. Instead, once they finally enter a proper learning environment, they can keep up more quickly and thrive. It can do wonders for their self-confidence.

It instills discipline and sparks curiosity

Children are naturally hyperactive. If you are looking to develop more discipline in your child, reading is a great way to channel their energy academically into building creative and imaginative scenarios. It also promotes maturity and opens their mind to different types of experiences, places, people, and things.

A study carried out in 2018 examined the association between early childhood curiosity and academic achievement. Children with a greater sense of curiosity and imagination are more likely to achieve academic success. The study also linked these variables with early reading and math skills.

In conclusion

Thanks to the number of easy distractions available, getting your child to show interest in reading can be difficult. However, with reading resources such as MyLibook, your child can develop early reading skills that can do wonders for their academic and social development.

There’s an immense amount of pride and joy in knowing your child is learning how to read and enjoy new experiences. Reading stimulates interaction and is an excellent way to spend quality time with children and nurture their self-confidence.

“The more things you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn , the more places you’ll go.”-Dr. Seuss

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I am a Licensed Community Association Manager for the State of Florida and a published author. My top articles are about Florida RE, property management, and the many beautiful venues and activities available in the Sunshine State. Thank you for reading my work and joining me on the journey.

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