Globally, this is one of the most serious issues affecting the early development of young children. Research reveals that even among those countries that are most developed, otherwise known as first world countries, not enough young children are reading. More serious is this. Not enough young children are being taught and encouraged to read. If parents are not leading by example, not encouraging their kids to read regularly, the kids’ teachers seem to lack the essential resources required to help them read properly.
And not just equip them with the necessary and natural skills and abilities, but to instill in them a love for reading. There is an unfortunate number of millennial sects that argue that reading no longer matters now that they have the internet and all the operating tools it can carry. That is so untrue. You still need that ability to reason to do well in an entrepreneurial venture. And one of the important skills required to assist young men and women with their reasoning is that of reading.
Another educational skill severely lacking in many areas is that of being able to do math. Fortunately, schools that are challenged or feel that they have been let down by governing bodies can now reach out to organizations that can offer them specialized reading programs for schools. These programs are privately run or operate as non-governmental entities with just enough financial and material resources to get by.
So, that also addresses the financial challenge because there are those schools who simply do not have the financial resources to provide their students with the necessary extra learning and reading material to help them read more than adequately. Reading matters. It is a necessary life skill. And once kids get used to it, it’s a really great experience being able to read.