Summer is the perfect season to have a picnic, climb a mountain, play surfing, or do a movie marathon. It is the best time to relax and unwind. However, parents must not forget that excessive relaxation can be harmful to your children. Several studies have discovered that people who indulge in too much fun or relaxation might suffer from reading loss. This is why it is recommended that children join reading and writing programs during summer to balance fun and learning. Fortunately, there are many centres and institutions that offer a reading program. There are many benefits that children can get from participating in a reading and writing program. Below are some of those benefits.
- Children are becoming more enthusiastic about reading. People prefer listening than reading. That’s a fact and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, having the desire to read is a necessity. A person especially a student must be enthusiast to read because if he is not, school life will be difficult. Imagine the books, stories, novels, charts, tables, illustrations your children need to read, comprehend, and analyse.
If you have noticed, many students are struggling to read especially when they are no longer in the classroom. It seems like a book is just a piece of trash. It’s very obvious that there’s no interest to read. And parents don’t like to see their children like this. This is why enrolling your children in reading programs can help addressing the issue. It will not only stimulate one’s interest in reading but also help students develop good reading habits. By just reading books regularly, whether fiction or non-fiction, students will form effective reading habits even without realising it.
- Students widen their comprehension. Reading without comprehension makes no sense. You should have understood what you read or else, what’s the use of reading? The ability to comprehend is important in every child’s education. So, if you want to help your children learn quickly and do much better in class, then joining a summer or after –class reading program is a good option.
- Read and recall. When was the last time you’ve read a book? Was it last week, last month, or last year? Can you still remember the characters in the novel you’ve read or if it was a happy ending? Don’t worry if you haven’t remembered at all. This is a common problem among readers and it also applies in kids in school. The latter experience difficulties in retaining in their minds what they are taught in school. This is normal though. This signifies that the child’s retentive memory has not been fully developed. That’s why reading programs are designed to guide children in developing their retention or the ability to recall what they’ve read or listened to. After reading a certain book, the teacher will provide an exercise to find out if they will be able to recall anything from it. This may be done even days after the reading session to determine how long the students can recall what they have read.
Summer is indeed a time to forget all school matters; but time is of the essence. You won’t like your children growing up losing their interest in reading.