Here is a fantastic graphic that explains why a child needs to read every day. It points out the stark difference between a child who reads for twenty minutes every day and the child who basically doesn’t read.
The long-term difference and impact cannot be overstated. The graphic is from Perry Public Schools in Kansas.
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Children who don’t read every day will simply fall behind in almost all cases.
Reading fluency is so critically important to virtually every academic area that denying a child the opportunity to develop fluency is setting the child up for academic failure.
Some children may not seem naturally inclined to read, but almost all children will willingly engage with print if you put the right thing in front of them. It is better that they read graphic novels or even “twaddle” than nothing at all.
Keep putting print in front of your child until you find something she likes. Her future may depend on your willingness to find something that works.