The phrase back-to-school may bring to mind time spent shopping for school supplies and labeling lunches, but making sure your child is ready to return to the classroom goes beyond the extra hand wipes and healthy snacks. Helping your kiddo get ready for back-to-school means also ensuring that they feel confident in their own abilities, especially reading books, in group environments.
Here are 5 perks about our monthly book club, or book subscription box, to help your early reader get ready for back-to-school.
- Build classroom confidence
Reading is a part of every subject and every class. If your child struggles with reading, it may affect their classroom confidence. As your child reads through more books on their own, or together with you, they will naturally improve early literary skills, like fluency and vocabulary. Reading skills can support their comfortability speaking in front of a class, as well as translate to better grades in various subjects, like English, math, and science.
- Get excited about reading time
Reading can be seen as a burdensome chore instead of a fun activity for kids, which is why they might dread it. The increase in homework as your child moves through elementary school can make reading time even worse! To spark the joy of reading, show your child the fun side of reading time by introducing books that are purely for personal enjoyment. With our subscription book box, there are no assignments or grades to add any pressure to reading time.
- Foster meaningful friendships
At any age, peer relationships and friendships can sometimes be tough. Toddlers and youngsters especially are still learning all of the rules and nuances that guide our social interactions. By reading I Can Read! books together at home, your child will have stories about new people, places, and things they can share with their peers, as well as learn a thing or two about the meaning of friendship. Early readers may even want to recommend a favorite book to a friend or recreate an exciting story time adventure.
- Develop areas of interest
There’s a big world out there to explore, and early reading helps kids open their minds and hearts. Even if you can’t drive to the beach to see the ocean waves or talk to someone who lived in colonial times, kids can go anywhere in their imagination. When a child learns how to read, they can be anywhere, be anything, at any time. New ideas and interests are just a page-turn and adventure away. Reading books, starting at a young age, is the best springboard to dive deeper into areas of interest and pursue lifelong hobbies.
- Spark imagination and big ideas
One of the wonders of childhood is that nothing is outside of the realm of possibility. Reading is an excellent way to foster your child’s ability to think big and get creative. I Can Read! leveled books share a treasure trove of relatable subject matter, like school, bravery, and triumph, that teach kids that they can overcome anything. All it takes is a little courage to get ready for back-to-school and start each new grade with confidence. The more characters and stories you share with your child, at any age, the more options they have for their own creative play!