Reading for pleasure supports a child’s literacy development in many ways including developing vocabulary, grammar, writing style, and spelling. These develop into a reader being able to understand what they are reading. Cognitively reading develops your brain it is a muscle that needs exercising!
Our Nation has created a reading program named “Drop Everything And Read” or D.E.A.R. This is a wonderful program that supports pleasure reading for every level of reader. By participating in this program students learn to focus and concentrate, increase comprehension, develops creativity, and they learn that reading can be fun and entertaining. You can learn more at http://dropeverythingandread.com/.