- Fostering the relationship
Studies indicate that consistent reading times reinforce and strengthen the parent-child relationship. Sharing moments of imagination and learning result in a mutually beneficial experience that develops trust, insight, and understanding.
- Desire to read themselves
Children learn by example. Your act of reading communicates the importance for growth and instills the habit of voluntary reading, engagement, and concentration.
- Build vocabulary
Reading stories of interest to your child stimulates their mental capacity to remember and recall words, which in turn become part of their growing vocabulary.
- Effective communication
Language development and comprehension cultivates a greater sense of understanding and helps create habits of effective communication.
Problem-solving skills are improved as children explore new events and subjects through reading, which contribute, to their overall state of awareness and understanding.
- Improves attention span and concentration
Stories engage the interest, curiosity and imagination of a child's mind causing them to focus and devote their undivided attention.
- Developing reading and writing skills
The hidden benefits of listening to parents read are that children establish an understanding of grammatical patterns and sentence structure that contribute to their long-term reading and writing skills.