Four Great Reasons to Read to a Child Every Day
Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:40AM
Charity P.

Þ Basic Speech Skills—Throughout Head Start, children are learning crucial language and enunciation skills.  By listening to you read, you reinforce the basic sounds that form language. 

Þ Better Communication Skills—When you spend time reading, they’ll be much more likely to express themselves and relate to others in a healthy way.  By witnessing the interactions between the characters in the books read, as well as the contact with you during story time, children gain valuable communication skills. 

Þ Mastery of Language—Early reading for infants and toddlers has been linked to a better grasp of the fundamentals of language as they approach school age.

Academic Excellence—One of the primary benefits of reading to children is a higher aptitude for learning in general.  Numerous studies have shown that children who are exposed to reading before kindergarten are more likely to do well in all facets of formal education.

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