By Dawn Holland
We all know that learning to read is important, but as parents
what do we do to facilitate this milestone?
Reading to your child has many benefits one of which is simply
having time to snuggle together.
Here are 10 reasons to read to your child.
1.When you read to your child, he/she will learn that reading
is important to you, therefore reading will become important
2.The more your child hears sounds, the better he/she will
process these sounds into words. When a child is
preschool/kindergarten age the listening word starts to become
the written word.
3.Reading has a calming effect on a restless or fussy baby.
doesn't want an easy way to calm a fussy baby?
4.Reading is a wonderful before bed routine. Studies have
that a child will thrive in an atmosphere in which routines
5.Reading will help to develop your child's imagination. Have
you ever gotten lost in a good book? Your child can do the
while you are reading to him/her.
6.Reading will foster your child's ability to listen and pay
attention. With all the problems we here about concerning
attention spans this is a great way to avoid that.
7.Reading to a young child will teach him/her the correct way
to hold a book and turn the pages.
8.Reading to your child will develop in him/her the desire to
become a reader.
9.Teachers will thank you
10.When a child is read a personalized story book, he/she will
be able to recognize his/her name in print at an early age.
Isn't it exciting to think that you can have such an effect on
your child's ability to read just by reading to him/her? You
have the power to develop a life long joy of reading and
learning in your child. WOW! Just read.
About The Author: Dawn Holland is a WAHM of 3 boys and an RN
with 12 years of maternal infant and pediatric nursing. She is
also a Certified Breastfeeding counselor. Dawn owns Books from
the Hearth, an online bookstore and gift shop specializing in
personalized children's books and personalized baby gifts.