For children, learning to read fluently is essential for their academic success. Discovering new worlds and going on exciting adventures is one way to learn to enjoy reading. Check out the map and pick out a new adventure to share. Or, travel a favorite road from your own childhood all over again.
“Reading is absurd, isn’t it? Page after page of symbols. Voices in our heads that aren’t our own. Why persist? We may read for entertainment, to pass the time, to visit other worlds, to expand our sense of what is possible. We hunt for treasure, rarely satisfied, but seeking new things to which we can aspire, clues and answers to what our lives are meant to be. At best, perhaps, we read to challenge ourselves and to be changed.”
~ Chris Dodge, Utne Reader
Here are 7 excellent reasons to read: