Reading In Early Childhood
Through early exposure to books, children develop oral language and skills that will significantly benefit your child's life.
Reading aloud everyday is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your child to learn.
Benefits of reading to children
The more one reads aloud, the deeper the connections made, and the stronger the vocabulary learned. Some benefits include:
- Improved language skills
- Cultivating, lifelong love of reading
- Increased concentration and discipline
- Preparation for academic success
- Expanded Vocabulary
reading aloud effectively
While reading aloud, you can help kids enjoy the experience by making it comfortable by either snuggling up, sitting on your lap, and listening. Choose books with colorful pictures and simple stories. A child is never too young to learn that books are fun and engaging.
Ask them engaging questions like:
- Can you point to the words?
- What shape is that?
- Point to the ____ (Whatever object your child interacts with regularly)
- Pick a book to read!
The benefits of reading aloud to your child go far beyond childhood and school life. Reading daily can help to strengthen a child's imagination, introduce them to concepts,. cultures, and endless possibilities beyond their own experience.
Try reading at least 20 minutes a day