10 Ways Reading Helps Kids Rise

  • Books in the home are the single biggest indicator of academic success — surpassing income, parents’ education, family composition, and all other factors. 

  • Reading together helps families develop closer relationships with one another.

  • Reading expands your vocabulary, which helps expand understanding and the ability to express oneself.

  • Reading opens your mind to new people and places and enhances your imagination.

  • Reading is relaxing.

  • Books help children flex their critical thinking skill muscles as they seek to figure out what happens next in the story.

  • Books teach your child about relationships, situations, personalities, and what is good and what is bad in the world he lives in.

  • Reading promotes positive communication in families.

  • Reading helps build character.

...and most of all reading is fun!