Benefits of Reading To A Child

A SCHOOL'S PERSPECTIVE
(ACTIVITIES, THOUGHTS & COMPILATIONS)

The vast mass of knowledge in the world can only be gained by reading, and if you want your children to be smart, they have to acquire a love for reading. You can develop this reading habit in your children in as early as their first few months by reading to them. Many studies have demonstrated that reading to children has many positive effects. Indeed, reading to your children is one of the most effective way of building the “language” neural connections in their growing brains.
When you read with your child, he derives these benefits:
• Reading to your kid makes you bond with him, and this gives your child a sense of intimacy and well-being. This feeling of intimacy will not only make your child feel close to you, the feeling of being loved and getting attention also helps him to grow smart.
• The intimacy of reading to your kid is such a pleasurable experience to him that he will have a positive attitude towards reading as he grows up
• It promotes increased communication between you and your child
• Preschool children who are exposed to language by hearing words that are read to him and in conversation tend to do well in school.
• It promotes longer attention span, which is an important skill for your kid to be able to concentrate.It builds listening skills and imagination
• Your young child learns about colors, shapes, numbers, and letters, while your older child discovers an expanding chain of knowledge. His interest in cars, for example, will expand to his interest in trucks, and other transportation like planes and rockets, and soon he will be reading about outer space, science and technology, and so forth.
• Books teach your child thinking skills early. When you read to your child, he learns to understand cause and effect, he learns to exercise logic, as well as think in abstract terms. He learns the consequences of actions, and the basics of what is right and wrong.
• Books teach your child about relationships, situations, personalities, and what is good and what is bad in the world he lives in. Fantasy books provide material for his imagination and free play. Fairy tales fascinate your kid, and help him distinguish between what is real and what is not
• Promoting learning at school
• When your child reaches a new stage in his growth, or experiences a new and unfamiliar situation, reading to your child about a story relevant to his new experience can relieve his anxiety and help him cope. For example, if your child is stressed about his first day in school, or about moving to a new location, you can read a book to him that shows that these should not be painful experiences.
• Your child learns early that reading is fun and not a chore. When your child grows up, you will not be stressed about getting him to read, as reading has become, for him, a pleasurable habit.

Suggested Reading :


• The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a picture book for children. The book focuses on the life of a caterpillar that is extremely hungry. This caterpillar devours many different food-items before it pupates. After this, the caterpillar metamorphoses, becoming a beautiful butterfly.
• Peppa Pig: Fairy Tale Little Library
The Peppa Pig Fairy Tale Little Library is a charming collection of mini fairy tale classics with the characters from Peppa Pig, presented in a beautiful slipcase box.
• Everyday Words (Ladybird Mini)
Learning how to recognise and use everyday words is an important step in building your child's vocabulary. This bright book is designed to help parents amuse, interest and at the same time teach their children vital early learning skills. Useful parent tips are included throughout to support the learning process.
• The Best Nest
Two birds face many decisions and dangers before finding the Best Nest. A new edition of the classic illustrated storybook, ideal for children just beginning to read on their own.
• The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear (First Time Books(R))
How can Santa's sleigh land when there's no snow on the ground? How can he possibly fit down all those skinny-minny little chimneys? And how come every mall has a different Santa? These are just some of the highly delicate issues handled in this classic First Time Book that's back in print with a cheery new cover for a new generation of Bear fans. .