Why Is Reading So Important?

Quite simply, reading is magical.

When taught well, it adds to one’s imagination, logical thinking, visualisation, decoding, writing, comprehension, analysis and creative thinking skills. Children who read have an unabashed curiosity, a certain academic edge over their peers and an advanced understanding of the world.

The Special Case with English

English is the language of globalization and opportunity. It’s importance cannot be over stated. It is not a language most children in developing countries grow up with. Thus, listening to English is a rare privilege and hence reading becomes the only effective sustainable source.
Needless to say, reading in English needs to be taught with extra love, care, science and systems.

Reading by Chance

India compares Poorly

In reading of the 74 regions participating in PISA Report, we beat out only Kyrgyzstan.

Skill levels haven't improved

ASER report suggests that children’s ability unchanged in lower primary grades over the enrolled in Std V could read simple English to read English has remain relatively years. In 2014, about 25% of children sentences. This number is virtually unchanged since 2009

Not reading for pleasure

In 1984, 8% of 13-year-olds and 9% of 17-year- olds said they “never” or “hardly ever” read for pleasure. In 2014, that number had almost tripled, to 22% and 27%.

Reading by Design

Start Early

Research says that Age 3 to Class 3 is the magical window to teach reading.

Systematic & Explicit Approach

Skills and concepts are taught in a planned, logically progressive sequence such that students attention is drawn.

Sustained Effort

As with any other habit formation, it takes 7 years for a habit to become a part of your DNA.

The Focus is
on creating a
reading culture

Our Methodology

There are three big competencies for any child to achieve reading success. The hallmark of Freadom is that all the instructional strategies are embedded into a matrix of rich activities, Audio-Visual aids and literature that is engaging, relevant and meaningful. All of these work together to inspire children to read.

Struggling Readers

The students who struggle in reading score below 50% - 10% in Math comparatively at the age of 16.

They spent 200 times less as many minutes per day reading books as the child at the 90th percentile.

They show no growth in comprehension skills between second and fifth grade.

It is more difficult for them to look at a situation with different perspectives.

Happy Readers

Students who read books at the age of 10 more than once a week showed higher results in Math at the age of 16.

Those who scored at the 90th percentile on a reading test spent five times as many minutes as children at the 50th percentile.

Researchers conclude that reading books was the best predictor of measuring gains in reading comprehension between second and fifth grade.

They are kind, empathetic and powerful.

The one habit successful people have in common?

They Read. A Lot.

Did you know that the average CEO reads 4-5 books per month!

Reading is essential for the children as it helps them develop initiative, originality and character, besides providing instruction and invaluable experiences. Reading also enables the children to see possibilities, alternatives and options that they could not see before.

Books enable the children to view the past, use the experience for the present and dream for the future.

APJ Abdul Kalam

On the importance of reading

Come Join us in a Creating a Nation of Readers

There is always room for a story that can transport people to another place.

JK Rowling