The first day of the school year in Toronto’s west end is the most important day of school for kids, said a new study.
But for some kids, it may be just as important to start the day reading before the bell.
“I can’t wait until I can go home and start reading again, and my mom is going to read to me at home,” said 16-year-old Jordan.
Jordan said she likes the new technology that allows her to read in the comfort of her own home, and that’s something that she has always wanted to do.
“The technology just makes it so much easier for me, to read, and to read well and to enjoy the book,” she said.
Jordan has been reading at home since she was 4 years old.
She said it was important to get her reading skills up to par.
“To me it’s not that it’s difficult to get up in the morning and read at my desk, I think that’s a good thing,” she added.
In the past, Jordan said, she would sit down and read her books, but the technology makes it easier for her to focus.
“When I’m not in my office, I’m reading on my phone or on my tablet,” she explained.
Jordan’s mother, Lisa, is excited to have her daughter finally get the opportunity to read.
“It’s going to be very good for her because she’s a little girl and she needs to read and she wants to,” she told CBC News.
“This is the only way she can do that, so we want to make it as easy as possible for her.”
The study, released Wednesday by the Children’s Books and Literacy Institute, looked at how children’s reading habits change when they’re reading on their own, as well as how they change as they get older.
The researchers used data from the National Household Survey on Reading and Literality, which includes over 2,000 Canadian children.
They found that when kids are reading at their own pace, they have more time to do more reading and do better in reading skills.
“Kids that read alone are significantly better in their reading skills, in terms of their comprehension and their understanding of reading and reading skills,” said the study’s lead author, Elizabeth Henningsen.
“That means, as a whole, kids that read with their own time, they are also better at reading than kids who read with other people.”
In fact, the study found that the two groups of kids that spent the most time reading on themselves also tended to have the lowest reading levels.
“In fact,” the study notes, “children who spend the most of their time reading alone are also the least well-read.”
According to the study, kids who spend more time reading are also more likely to have good grades and lower levels of anxiety, depression and anxiety-related symptoms.
And while the study is only looking at reading at the individual level, it is also showing that reading on your own can improve reading skills and make reading more enjoyable for kids.
“Reading is a great way to get kids excited about reading and learning, to help them get the word out, and then you can take them out into the real world and actually learn something from that,” said Henniesen.
For Jordan, reading is a way to connect with books, which is something that is really important.
“My mom has been a great supporter of me growing up,” Jordan said.
“So she’s really excited to read her book again.”