Award-winning English author Bali Rai, a hugely popular author within children and young-adult genres believes: “Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor for success in life, outside of an education. Many studies have revealed that children who read for pleasure are most likely to fulfill their ambitions. If your child reads, they will succeed- it’s that simple!”
The one who reads is the one who leads, goes an old proverb. Reading has multiple benefits and helps set a child up for success later in life. Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech, as well as being something they really enjoy.
The joys of reading
So how do we encourage our children to read?
There are numerous ways to encourage your child to read. Read to them, it’s a great way to bond with your little one and boost their interest in reading. Secondly ensure there is a diverse selection of books for them to read from or flip through. Thirdly reward their reading efforts this in turn will help motivate them to keep at it and finally gift them with books of their interest on birthdays and special occasions.
At St. Andrews School, whether Hyderabad or Bangalore we believe in the power of reading and libraries are one of the most important facilities that we have on offer. Each campus is equipped with more than one library and they cater to the reading requirements of all age groups within the school community.