- This is a special,close time for you both(or your family).
- Hearing stories encourages the love of reading.
- Through stories children learn about their culture and also other children's cultures.
- Watching a parent read teaches children how reading works; left to right and top to bottom. They notice letters which make up words which are part of a sentence and that all this tells the story.
- Children who are frequently and consistently read to sometimes learn to read before starting school or are ready to learn when they start.
- Reading at bedtime calms most children ready for sleep.
- Hearing a wide variety of stories assists with a child's imagination and also the development of empathy.
- The parent becomes aware of the child's developing interests.
- A child's vocabulary increases.
- Sharing stories about birth, death, hospital visits etc gives children the vocabulary and knowledge to ask questions or an opportunity for a discussion.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Reading daily to your child/children has great benefits.