Why Reading is Essential For Children's Mental Wellness (4 Ways Reading Positively Impacts Children's Mental Health)
📚 As a parent, you want the best for your child's development and future success.
One of the most powerful tools you can provide them with is the gift of reading.
My life is a living testimony of the gift that reading is. We see it in our daughters every single day.
In fact, its why we started Happier Every Chapter.
Beyond the joy and entertainment that books offer, reading has a multitude of benefits that can positively impact your child's life in innumerable ways.
They are gateways to imagination, knowledge, possibilities and opportunities.
They are portals of connection with your child
More opportunity for connection is one our subscribers talk about again and again.
This week is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.
And I'm thinking about the ways in which we can help children know they matter.
The ways we can ensure they feel loved, connected, safe, appreciated, happy and that they belong
The ways in which reading positively impacts a child's mental health.
Check this: Children’s Society reports that five children in a classroom of 30 are likely to have a mental health problem🤯
Children’s happiness continues to decline with the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem increasing by 50% in the last 3 years🤯
What most don't realise is that avid readers have been found to be 10% more likely than people who don’t read to have better self-esteem.
Reading offers a great way to learn emotional regulation. They experience various emotions so they learn to identify and manage their own emotions, enhancing emotional regulation skills.
Ask any keen reader and they’ll tell you one of the best things about reading is the escapism it provides. They are transported to different worlds, diverting their attention from stressors in their own lives. A brilliant way to provide a mental break, relaxation thereby reducing stress and anxiety levels.
When children step into the shoes of characters from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, it fosters empathy and understanding of others' perspectives. It also paves the way for stronger interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence.
A child who reads 20 minutes a day learns 1.8m new words per year! They are regularly exposed to a wide range of vocabulary and sentence structures enhancing their language skills. Improved language abilities enable better communication, analytical/critical thinking, expression of thoughts and feelings, and understanding of complex concepts related to mental health.
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