The Information Age has brought remarkable advances in our technologies, from smartphones to electric cars. However, it also comes with a cost. Research shows that the increased use of technology negatively impacts reading habits and comprehension skills. We’re more likely to read information off a computer or mobile device, and we want the most important information available at a glance.
With more technology in schools harming academic performance, it’s crucial to incorporate more vigorous reading habits for better cognitive development so your child can get the most out of their education.
The Benefits Of Daily Reading
Today’s average child spends nearly 45 hours per week with media, compared with 17 hours with their parents and 30 hours in school [source]. Building a daily reading habit can help balance things out.
Daily reading benefits include:
How To Strengthen Reading Habits
We know the technique to build strong reading skills, but how do we help today’s students become avid readers for life in a digital society?
The most important thing to remember—reading should be enjoyable! Here are other ways to nurture a love of reading:
If Your Child Isn’t A Fan Of Reading Traditional Books, That’s Okay!
As soon as something is forced, it feels like a chore. Intentional use of social media or the internet to find blog posts and articles that they’re interested in works, too. Some things you can do to prevent them from spending too much time in front of the screen include:
Develop The Skills & Habits While They’re Young
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Original article: How To Develop Stronger Reading Habits