There are a lot of children who have trouble reading. If your child has trouble reading, there is a good chance they are not interested in sitting down to read a full-length book. It can be intimidating to read a wall of text, and many children do not have attention spans that are suitable for full-length novels. In this situation, it may be better to use graphic novels instead.
There are several reasons why graphic novels can help children who are struggling with reading. They include:
Graphic novels feel more approachable to children because they have images on every page, presenting ideas in bite-sized chunks.
Graphic novels look like they are mature yet present ideas in a way that is “cool” to children, allowing them to read in front of other children without having to worry about being made fun of.
Graphic novels are great for reading comprehension, because children have an easier time remembering what they have just read, thanks to the pictures.
Because graphic novels have less text, children take less time to read to the end, giving them a sense of accomplishment.
Graphic novels are great for preparing kids to learn how to read other types of books, allowing them to explore character development, plot, and resolution.
These are just a few of the many reasons why graphic novels are great for teaching children how to read. Learn more about the benefits of graphic novels for reading with this article on Understood.org!