Top 10 Benefits of Reading with Your Kids: Why You Should Read Every day!
If you are on this blog 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 benefits of reading cannot be emphasized enough in young children and we as parents need to make reading a priority. Below are the top 10 benefits and advantages that highlights the importance of reading…
1. READING 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 lifelong bonds but also helps your child feel close to you, and the feelings of love and attention encourage positive growth and development.
Being read to enables a more engaged and inquisitive experience with the reader.
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 Improves their Concentration
Storytime helps reward kids for focusing. Kids have to sit still and quiet so that they can focus on the story when they are reading helping them develop longer attention spans.
5. It 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.
6. READING with Kids rewires their brain for more intelligence and empathy
Time and again, reading has been proved to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic. The researchers discovered much greater brain activation in those kids whose parents read to them more at home.
7. READING provokes the power of Imagination in kids
Various studies have reported connections between parents reading with their kids to development of children’s language abilities. But did you know that READING helps children in developing other capacities such as creativity and imagination?
After reading a story to your kids, they can ask and answer questions, and make further visual and imaginative associations.
8. READING help kids in developing good analytical skills
If you are co-reading a novel with your teen, you and your child will critique the author’s work. kids can relate some stories to real life situation. Reading broadens their mind. They get to understand human and life better. If you need an activity to improve your child’s critical thinking skill then READING is the answer.
9. Reading with your kids will Improve their writing skills
Preparing to write help to improve your writing skill however READING gives your children a blueprint. Reading shows children how to write so they can follow and develop their skills. If you know a great writer then you should read their works with your kids and encourage them to try to emulate their writing style. Writing is an art and kids should study it by reading.
10. READING Makes Academic Learning Easier
Reading with your kids every day is a stepping stone for academic learning. Many children have the habit of learning by rote, without understanding the subject. Reading together, as a regular activity, can help children to enjoy and better understand what they are reading. This helps them in learning their subjects better. Sometimes, teaching school subjects as an interesting story (example, a boring history lesson can be turned into an interesting historical story) can help them understand better and fuel curiosity.
So there you have it, the benefits of READING is endless!
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Now, go grab a good book and start reading with your kids!