Every parent, and certainly every teacher, knows that reading opens doorways and worlds to children. Children who read are happy, engaged and easily understand concept and lessons in the classroom. But why exactly is it so important for children to be able to read, and read well. What difference can it make to the rest of their lives?

Literacy is defined as the ability to read, view, write, draw, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy, then, lies not just in the immediate ability to decode and understand books, but in the long term ability to effectively understand and interact with the environment.  It is an important and essential life skill, both inside and outside the classroom.

As a teacher then, it is important to encourage reading in order to equip students not just for the classroom, but for the competitive work environment.  One way to do this, is to stimulate a love of reading. We at Juta’s know how difficult it can be to get appropriate, insightful and engaging content to share with your class. This is why we have started our Keylinks curriculum, which helps teachers to encourage reading Every parent, and certainly every teacher, knows that reading opens doorways and worlds to children. Children who read are happy, engaged and easily understand concept and lessons in the classroom. But why exactly is it so important for children to be able to read, and read well. What difference can it make to the rest of their lives?

Literacy is defined as the ability to read, view, write, draw, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy, then, lies not just in the immediate ability to decode and understand books, but in the long term ability to effectively understand and interact with the environment.  It is an important and essential life skill, both inside and outside the classroom through engaging fiction and non-­fiction texts geared towards independent learning

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