Teaching a child how to communicate is one of the most important responsibilities that a parent has. Fortunately for them, there are many different ways to expose children to vocabulary that are both easy and effective. This infographic shows us some of the information we need to know in order to make a positive change in children’s literacy statistics.
As this infographic says, reading to children is beneficial for their vocabulary learning process, but so is simply talking to them throughout their daily tasks. Children learn an unbelievable amount of vocabulary just from hearing others talk and read aloud. They follow suit with their parents and siblings, taking in much of what they hear and building their own vocabulary from that. Baby books are a great place to start.
We can also see here that these strategies set our children up with long-term successes. The statistics provide proof that the presence of books in a home is correlated to the length of a child’s education! The number of children that are not taught to read is discouraging, but the information provided here shows many simple ways to combat child illiteracy.
Another benefit to reading to your children? You worry less about TV and its effects on children.