Why Should You Read With Your Kids? Why is reading important?
If you’re like most parents, you likely desire for your children to be intelligent. We all want the best for our children. We want them to be smart, bright and clever. That’s why we research the best childcare providers and schools that we can send them to.
However, as parents, we are our children’s first teachers. We have all the power to maximize our children’s learning potential. We can do this by simply making reading with our children a part of our daily routine.
There are endless benefits to reading to our kids. This is especially important for toddlers and preschoolers. There are many advantages to cuddling up to a good book with your kiddo.
5 Benefits of Reading for your Toddler
- Strong academics. Reading to toddlers and preschoolers helps them develop a higher aptitude for learning. Several research studies show a relationship between reading to children and performing well in formal education. Studies found that the greatest impact happened from reading before preschool.
- Firm family ties. Reading a book allows you to spend quality time with your child. Let reading to be a time to get closer to your child.
- Better communication. When you spend time reading to together, your toddlers learn how to express themselves better. They learn how to communicate to others in a healthy manner.
- Logical thinking. Reading to children helps them apply logic in different situation and grasp abstract concepts.
- Focused concentration. Reading together give your child the opportunity to practice sitting still. Reading also promotes a longer attention span and better memory retention.
Make the commitment to read with your child daily. Reading is the single most effective thing you can do to build a strong academic foundation for your child.
Need help finding good books to read with your child?
Follow our blog series on the Best Books for Toddlers and 10 Great Picture Books for Toddlers 2016.