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Books - Food for the Brain!

​There are so many reasons why reading daily to and with your child is important.  Reading improves a child's vocabularly, it leads to more highly developed language skills and improves your child's ability to write well.  This is because children learn new words as they read but also because they unconsciously absorb information as they read about things like how to structure sentences and how to use words and language effectively.  Reading teaches children about the world around them.  Through reading, they learn about people, places and events outside of their own experiences.  They are exposed to ways of life, ideas and beliefs about the world which may be different from those which surround them.  This learning is important for its own sake, however, it also builds a store of background knowledge which helps younger children learn to read confidently and well.  Reading everyday is important for the very simple reason of, children who read often and widely, get better at it.  (Lindsay)