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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 Reasons to Read to Your Children - List #3

International Book Giving Day is almost here!  Celebrate with your family by thinking up how many reasons you enjoy story time with each other.  Giving away books is your opportunity to encourage others to consider the benefits of reading to children.  Let's do what we can to support a life long commitment to learning, relaxing, and expanding our views of the world through books.
Reasons to Read to Children
This is one way to share time together at the end of your day and facilitate communication with each other. Start this while children are young so that as they grow you can expand the topics of discussion according to their developmental needs. 
Children who are read to on a regular basis are more likely to become early readers.  They may even have a better attention span  when they enter school than non-readers.
Books give children the opportunity to explore ideas,  places, and concepts that will enhance their understanding or different cultures.
Exposure to various styles of writing teaches children that words have a rhythm and cadence that combine to express feelings, ideas, and intentions.  Adding voices to characters and your own interpretation of the text helps your child visualize a story and learn to draw inferences.  You can ask questions as the story progresses such as, "What do you think will happen next?" and "Why do you think the character did that?"
Books teach children to search for references outside of their own scope of knowledge.  Selecting a non-fiction book where you also learn new and interesting facts demonstrates how valuable it can be to conduct research.  Children need to observe that even adults enjoy learning and expanding their repertoire of interests.
Have a Wonderful Time Planning your Valentines Day
and International Book Giving Day!
A Two for One Deal You Don't Want to Miss!
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