It may feel like a challenge to find 20 minutes each day to sit down and read with, beside, or to, your child. However, this small adjustment will make a large impact on their overall reading ability.

Other benefits that can be seen by encouraging reading at home are:

– Improved language development 

– Better understanding of a world outside our own 

– Strengthens family relationships (when reading beside or to each other) 

Reference (Nagy and Herman, 1987)