How will the ability to read boost my child's confidence?

A child's first language is play. They play to communicate and express themselves. They then go on to develop the ability to speak to communicate their needs and wants.

First, they speak to express themselves through single words and gestures. Then, they go on to do away with gestures and speak in phrases or full sentences. These sentences, however, are likely mimicry of the audio exposure they receive on a daily basis - through their surroundings by tuning in to sentences spoken by primary caregivers and educators.

Expand their understanding of the world

To move away from the pattern of copying, the ability to read will allow a child to stimulate their imagination and expand their understanding of the world. They would be equipped with knowledge and vocabulary outside of their immediate environment. Being perceived as knowledgeable would encourage a child to speak up and inspire them to share their thoughts confidently.