12th Skill of Christmas: Reading
How can parents encourage reading skills this Christmas?
Read to your children! Read together for pleasure! Other ideas are:
- Make sure there’s a book in their stocking and make it a tradition
- Start a story that will take you through the winter. Make it a story you will all enjoy and get some advice if you are stuck on what to read
- If you find it daunting thinking about starting a book of many chapters, introduce them to Asterix, or Phoebe and the Unicorn, or the Little Book of Thunks, starting you in a direction you might not expect
The journey through the libraries of the world has begun...
Why do you feel reading is such an important skill among today’s children?
Reading makes everything better. It increases empathy and improves all educational outcomes. Language is a superpower we share with everyone in the world. Learn what you can do with it; be amazed by it. It makes connections in the brain and fires up those synapses that are waiting to be put to work. Reading can make you ask big questions and it will find you the answers, even though it might be a long journey. Most of all, reading is a lifelong source of joy.
Which books would you most recommend this Christmas?
Which Kings Tutors Club course would you choose this Christmas?
“Creative Writing” because it might help us each find that book that is supposed to be in there, somewhere...