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Why your child should read for 20 minutes each night
When your child says, "Why can't I skip reading tonight?"
Let's figure it out mathematically...
Student #1 reads 20 minutes five nights of every week
Student #2 reads only 4 minutes or not at all
Step 1-multiply minutes x 5 nights each week
Student #1 reads 20 minutes x 5 nights a week = 100 minutes a week
Student #2 reads 4 minutes x 5 nights a week = 20 minutes
Step 2-multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month
Student #1 reads 400 minutes a month
Student #2 reads 80 minutes a month
Step 3: multiply minutes a month x 9 months/school year
Student #1 reads 3600 minutes in a school year
Student #2 reads 720 minutes in a school year
Student #1 practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year
Student #2 gets the equivalent of only two days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade if Student #1 and Student #2 maintain these same reading habits, some questions to ponder...which student would you expect to read better? Which student would you expect to know more? Which student would you expect to write better? Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school...and in life?