The Importance of Reading and Writing

Reading and writing are two of the most important skills that children will ever learn. They are part of every subject your child studies in school. They learn about science, health, history and geography by reading. Even math requires good reading skills. In almost every subject, children are expected to express their ideas and demonstrate what they have learned through writing.

Reading and writing reinforce each other. Writing helps student become better readers, just as reading helps children become better writers and more successful learners.

We know that in today’s world, children must have certain knowledge and skills to succeed – not just in the classroom, but throughout their lives. More than ever before, society rewards those who can read and write. This is because reading is the key to our ability to learn, and writing allows us to tell others what we know and are able to do.

(Adapted from Battelle for Kids, How to Help Your Child Succeed in School (Reading and Writing K-12)