The benefits of reading regularly for information and most importantly pleasure are well documented. I strongly encourage families to set aside a regular time when the children can read and later share their thoughts and ideas with siblings and or adults in the house. Regular practice improves fluency, word recognition, comprehension and of course confidence for children.
Once children develop fluency we often find the enjoyment and satisfaction of reading efficiently and for meaning become very apparent, they are then ready to read for pleasure. Reading of course underpins nearly every task and component of life and can absolutely enrich one’s life. Please see the diagram below emphasising the importance of regular and consistent reading.