Published on August 3rd, 2014 | by Bright Kids Books0
How kids benefit from reading a variety of books
The Huffington Post
Here are five great reasons why we should encourage our kids to read a wide variety of books.
Kids can be creatures of habit. Much like how they can watch the same movie over and over, some kids will stick to one author or genre of book that they’ve fallen in love with. But does it matter if they’re always reading the same type of book? After all, isn’t their love of reading in itself enough – reading builds their imagination, develops their critical thinking skills, and improves their communication skills, amongst many other benefits.
Well, while a love of reading of any sort is to be nurtured, when a child only reads the same author or type of book, their growth and the benefits they gain may not be as broad if they were to explore more types of books. Coaxing them to open up to reading other genres can be a big advantage for them in the long term.
Here are five great reasons why we should encourage our kids to read a wide variety of books:
1. More book variety grows their entire world
2. Your child’s vocabulary will improve
3. Their must-read list will be never-ending
4. It fosters skill development and a lifelong love of reading for generations to come
5. It contributes to your child’s development socially and emotionally
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