In this post, discover 7 ways that humor can develop your child’s love of reading and literacy skills.
- According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, over 70% of children ages 6 to 17 look for books that make them laugh.
- Over 50% of parents want their kids’ books to be funny above all else.
- When humor is involved, the whole family enjoys reading more.
- Fun and silly books can improve reading comprehension, improved social-emotional skills, and overall well-being.
- Funny kids’ books can provide a positive and uplifting interaction that encourages regular reading habits.
- Humor triggers our sense of wonder, which is the root of all learning. Funny and silly stories show that it’s okay to make mistakes! Kids can relate to fun characters like Junie B. Jones and Greg Heffley (the Wimpy Kid), who mess things up in hilarious ways.
- Laughter increases endorphins released by the brain, which reduces stress and promotes a sense of well-being.
What silly or fun book do you remember reading as a child? I always remember the Scholastic order forms as a kid and the excitement when book orders arrived. My favorite type of books to order were rhyming poems and joke books! Things haven’t changed much because I still love a good joke, and rhyming poems are my favorite kind of poems to read and write. Click here to learn more about my fun and silly rhyming stories which teach the joys of cooking and foster love within families.
Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report
Why Funny Kids’ Books Are an Important Part of Your Child’s Library
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