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The Importance of English Literature Lessons for Children

English Literature is a subject delved into at a young age, in order to let students pick up many different ways to write, to understand the information presented to them and be able to enjoy reading in a new way.

It’s great to pick up what you’re taught in English Literature lessons early on to help with future exams, a deeper understanding of our world and better comprehension and communication skills.

To help us all understand why English Literature is so important for young children, here are some key benefits to consider.

Teaches your child about the many forms of writing

From poetry and haikus, to short stories and long novels – there’s heaps out there for your child to truly explore. It’s a good starting point for children to really delve into these different areas of literature to find what interests them and what can be a good place for children to work on their reading and writing skills.

Gives your child a broader understanding of the world

Having the opportunity to see what’s out there in our world, including many societal issues, gives your child a lot more understanding. Many books out there cover cultural, economic and divisive issues, of which your child may not yet understand. It’s a good foundation for your child to really work on their awareness of the world and how they can learn more about it.

Helps your child learn to enjoy reading

A key element of literature is appreciating the different genres of writing and reading out there. With so many different genres and types of media to discover your child will be spoilt for choice, which is why many primary schools in Surrey will start with this approach in younger children. Getting to grips with different kinds of stories will really help your child learn to enjoy all forms of literature.

Rachael is a 31 year old mum to 10 year old Luke and 5 year old Oscar. She lives in England and writes about family life, crafts, recipes, parenting wins(and fails), as well as travel, days out, fashion and living the frugal lifestyle.

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