A report on the importance of reading to children was released earlier this year. And with no surprises the results were that if you read to a child they are far more likely to become readers themselves when they grow up.
If Children between the ages of six and eleven are read aloud to regularly, as well as having their online time restricted, they were far more likely to pick up a book and read themselves. As for the Children aged twelve to seventeen, the willingness to read alone depended on whether they were given the time to read.
A lot of parents assume that once the child can read by themselves, there is no need to read to them as they grow older, but the study shows us that this is indeed incorrect.According to the report, 41 percent of frequent readers ages 6 to 10 were read aloud to at home, while only 13 percent of infrequent readers were being read to.This helps develop a higher-level vocabulary and a feeling of accomplishment.