Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Why You and Your Child Should Read 20 Minutes Every Day


by Phillip Chipping
Founder of knowonder

OK, so I’ll be the first to admit – I am not some high-credentialed, Harvard-educated professor who can impress you with the importance of his words just by how many letters come after his name. The only letters that come after my name are DAD. But I figure those are the most important, (second only to MOM) and I also figure they give me just enough real-life experience to qualify me to write down some of my thoughts on a topic that I feel extremely passionate about: Reading and Literacy.

Did you know that the single-most important thing you can do for your children is to read to them (and with them) for twenty minutes, every day? That’s a bold statement, but as I’ve been researching the topic, I have found amazing statistics and research that convince me it is true.

Consider just a few of the benefits, especially when you start your children at an early age (the recommendation is to start at birth): read more...
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