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8 Reasons Why You Should Read A Book A Thousand Times!


Me I know, I know – you’ve asked your child to choose a book and they’ve picked that one again! The one that you have read so many times that your child will correct you if you dare leave anything out! But reading a book over and over again can be really beneficial. Here are 8 Reasons Why You Should Read A Book A Thousand Times :


1. Your child clearly loves the book – anything that promotes the love of reading is a winner!


2. Your child may start to recognise some of the words you point to as you read.


3. Your child should become familiar with the sequence of the events in the story


4. If it is a non- fiction text your child will have facts reinforced.


5. Your child may develop and begin to use ‘literary language’ such as ‘Once upon a time…’ and “They lived happily ever after’.


6. Your child will be reading for enjoyment.


7. Your child will be more likely to sit still and concentrate if it is a book they love.


8. Your child may memorise sections of the story and ‘read’ them with you. This will really help them perceive themselves as a reader – so powerful!


Although reading the same book can be a challenge, I hope these benefits help! Enjoy the time you spend reading aloud to your child.

Happy Reading!




4 Responses to “8 Reasons Why You Should Read A Book A Thousand Times!”

  1. Ruth on October 1st, 2013 1:33 pm

    Now my kid is 11 years old n still the same … He will re-read a particular novel over n over. He has a book from kindy n he still read it every now and then.

  2. theed on October 3rd, 2013 12:30 am

    How good is it that at 11 year old he knows what he loves to read! Thank you for your comment!

  3. Norah on October 10th, 2013 5:52 am

    Great article. Let me add #9 Children learn the rhythm and pattern of the language; and #10 Children learn that the written words in a book always stay the same (but the words of a story told orally may change). This knowledge is very important for young readers to understand the the words on the page are fixed, and not arbitrary, no matter how many times it is read.

  4. theed on October 12th, 2013 11:42 pm

    Two excellent additions to the list Norah! There is just so much power in reading aloud to our children. Thank you for your comment!

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