Right Brain Education – the Value of Reading

The Value of Reading in Right Brain Education

Ruiko Henmi cited Reading to be the number one home practice activity for parents to do with their children. It is also listed as one of the 10 Rules for developing the right brain.

If there is only one activity you can do for home practice, it should be reading. According to Shichida, you should endeavour to read 5 books a day with your child. This recommendation is pretty similar to the recommendation from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease:

Read three books a day to your child: one familiar book, one favourite book, and one new book. By the end of a year, you will have read 1000 books together.

Three or five, I think the important thing is that you read together and you do it frequently. Even if you child wants to read the same book over and over, that’s fine. The idea is to inculcate the love for reading so the experience should be fun and enjoyable. Instill the interest first – variety can always come later.

More about Reading for Right Brain Home Practice.

Reading resources for Right Brain Home Practice:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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