Why Your Child Should
Read for 20 Minutes Every Day
"WHY CAN'T I SKIP MY
20 MINUTES OF READING TONIGHT?"
LET'S FIGURE IT OUT --- MATHEMATICALLY!
Student A reads 20 minutes seven nights of every week;
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night...or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night x 7 times each week.
Student A reads 20 min. x 7 times a week = 140 mins./week
Student B reads 4 minutes x 7 times a week = 28 minutes
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week x 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 560 minutes a month.
Student B reads 112 minutes a month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months/school year
Student A reads 5,040 min. in a school year.
Student B reads 1,008 min. in a school year.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Some questions to ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
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?