Reading helps build vocabulary and comprehension skills. When children read, they come across new words and phrases that they may not have heard before. As they encounter these words, they learn their meanings and how to use them in context. This process helps children develop a more extensive vocabulary, which is essential for their future academic success. Reading also helps children understand the meaning of text and the ability to comprehend what they are reading. It is critical to encourage children to read books that are appropriate for their age and reading level to ensure that they can understand the text and build these essential skills.
^ something I wrote for a presentation a few weeks ago!