Reading together is one of the most important things you can do to nurture an aptitude and love for learning. Successful interpersonal skills and academic success are also developed through reading. Read to your children before they can form sentences on their own, read to them even after they start talking, and read to them well into their childhood. Reading promotes the skills your child is learning at their child care facility.
Build a Rich Vocabulary
Even before children are old enough to talk, they are taking in the sound of your voice articulating various words, looking at the pictures, and gathering information that will be the foundation of their vocabulary.
Children who are already talking can experience the unique language and the complex grammatical structure books have to offer. You and your child can dive into the powerful and varied words on the pages and talk about their meanings. A strong foundation of vocabulary allows your child to contemplate complex and diverse thoughts. Putting together complex sentences is the foundation for grasping math, science, and social skills.
Improve Speech Skills
Even though you are the one doing to talking, reading to your child helps them develop strong speech skills. Teach your little one about the basic sounds that form language; he or she will be listening to the way you stress certain consonants and vowels, your diction, and watching the way your mouth and facial features change as you express the text.
Regularly listening to you while you read will your help your child develop fluent speech and effective enunciation. They will be more confident in speaking, and they will be able to express themselves to others easily.
Help Develop Their Emotions
As you read to your child, he or she will be witnessing the interactions between characters in the book. Reading regularly is one of the best ways to help your child learn how to express himself and relate to others. They can learn to empathize with others by imagining how they would feel if they were in a character's place. Reading allows children to anticipate how to solve problems in a healthy way and to learn how to identify different emotions.
Honors Your Child and Your Relationship
Reading to your child will help him develop confidence and a strong sense of self. By picking out books and magazines on topics he is interested in, you will learn about his passions and improve his ability to express himself.
Reading brings the two of you closer together. The book will spark expressive conversation and allow you to share passions, perspectives, and values. It gives you the chance to show your child you want to listen to them and enjoy spending time with them.
Encourages a Love of Learning
Read with emotion in your voice to mirror the events in the book. Ask questions and encourage your children to do the same. This helps raise an intellectually curious child with a love for reading. This love of learning helps make the most of the rich concepts they are introduced at a child care facility.
Increases Cognitive Development
Reading together nurtures an understanding of abstract concepts, a longer attention span, better concentration skills, comprehension and memory. Your little one will connect the concepts in the book to situations in their own world. Strengthening his ability to make connections is imperative for learning and thinking logically.
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