Why is Reading with Your Kids so Important?

If you are on this page right now, reading this article…chances are that you already know the endless benefits of Reading with your kids.  Studies show that early reading with your kids helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with you and read early themselves. The more reading kids do, the more quickly they will develop as readers. It is often recommended that parents spend at least 15 or 20 minutes reading with their kids each day.  Reading with Your Kids magically strengthens the natural bond you two share and will enable both of you to connect with what is important to your lives.

The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children and we as parents need to make reading a priority. Below are some benefits and advantages that highlights the importance of reading…

 

5 Reasons Why Reading with Your Kids is Important:

1. It Strengthens Relationship with your Kids

Did you know? If you read together for 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week, you get more than 121 hours of bonding time with your kids every year. It not only allows parent and child to develop life long bonds but also helps your child feel close to you, and the feelings of love and attention encourage positive growth and development.

2. Reading Provides New Experiences for Kids

Through reading children learn about people, places, and events outside of their own experience. Kids experience these new situations through books before they encounter them in real life.

3. Reading Improves Vocabulary and Communication Skills

Reading exposes kids to increased vocabulary and advanced speech patterns, It also helps kids to absorb information on how to form sentences and how to use words and  effectively in their writing and speaking helping them develop better communication skills.

4. Reading with Your Kids helps Improve their Concentration

Story time helps reward kids for focusing. Kids have to sit still and quietly so that they can focus on the story when they are reading helping them develop develop longer attention spans.

5.  Reading helps Kids Develop a Life Long LOVE of Reading

By cuddling together with a book your child learns that Reading is FUN and that they are the most important thing in your life.

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So there you have it, benefits of READING is endless!

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Now, go grab a good book and start reading with your kids!