Are you wondering what the benefits of reading early to your child really are? Well, experts aren’t making this research up. Reading early to your child does so much for them emotionally and academically. Here are several reasons you should start reading to your child today (it’s never too late to start).
Reading is the perfect way to bond with your child. Not only are you helping them feel emotionally fulfilled now, but you are helping them academically later. If you aren’t sure of how you can bond with your child, take some time to read to them today.
By reading to your young child, you are teaching them about the value of ‘thinking’. Being able to logically think about things doesn’t always come so naturally. To open this portal for a young child is an amazing thing. You are teaching them to question, be curious, and explore their world by thinking. Not to mention, reading takes them to different worlds of their own.
Speaking of different worlds, the more you read to your child, the more of an imagination they will have. It will blow your mind at how incredible little brains have the potential to be. Reading about things they love and things they’ll learn to love will only feed their imagination. You want the child to go off on their own and create their own world without help from you. This sort of independence only comes from early reading.
If you were to come up with a child who has a parent who reads to them, you would be able to tell the difference. Children who are read to are able to talk earlier and more clearly. They have the language of the world at their fingertips when a book is read to them. They will start craving those words from those books, and the words will come out of their own mouths. You will be amazed at the things your child will be able to say in the upcoming months and years.
Not every child can sit there and listen to a book being read, but most children who are read to at an early age can comprehend so much. When you read to a young child, you are allowing them to learn important skills like comprehension and discipline.
A Love For Reading
Last but not least, children who are read to at an early age actually grow a love for reading and books. A love of reading is acquired, not inherited. You can show your child the beauty behind books by just spending a few moments each and every day reading to them.
As simple as all this sounds, finding the time to read to your little one doesn’t have to be difficult. You can get creative, like reading a book during bath time or right before bedtime. No one has ever regretted spending those 5–10 minutes on a daily basis reading to their child. Start building that foundation and that love of reading today.