What helps children think more deeply and express themselves more clearly? Vocabulary. What helps children learn new things more quickly? Vocabulary. What is the number one predictor of occupational success? Vocabulary.
Given the importance of vocabulary, how can you ensure that your child builds a great one? Research shows that reading is one of the best ways. You see, most daily conversations draw from a pool of only approximately 3,000 words, yet the average adult knows and understands 20,000 words. Reading helps bridge the difference because print employs richer language and words that children are unlikely to encounter in daily conversations.
So be sure to make time for reading with your child every day. You’ll help your child build a better vocabulary today and a better life tomorrow.