If you’ve been following my blog this summer, you know I’ve got a new mission: to support parents and families in reading to their children. We know that reading aloud to our kids is so important. I’m back to tell you 6 more (REALLY) important reasons why you should read to your children.
If you missed my first post, 4 important reasons why you should read to your children, you can check it out >>HERE<< or by clicking the image below.
I’m back today to tell you 6 more really important reasons why we need to read to our children. The first four are very important, but these reasons are all academic-based. When we read aloud to our children, they can learn so much and it prepares them for school success.
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If you need reasons to read to your children, this is it! These are vital in their academic success, I cannot stress that enough.
1. It Builds Concentration & the Ability to Focus on a Task
2. It Provides Opportunities to Discuss Important Topics
3. It Develops Speaking & Conversation Skills
4. It Builds Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
5. It Builds Listening Comprehension
6. They Learn How to Read
Okay, okay, so they may not learn how to read words or all of the sounds or how to blend or segment words, but they learn the essential skills that are the basis of learning to read. They know how to hold a book and turn the pages. They know that books with words tell stories and that pictures support the stories. They can tell you what a sentence, word, and letter are. They can tell you that books have characters, a setting, a problem, and a solution. Probably not with those terms, but they understand how a story works. They can tell you what a title is, what an author and illustrator do and most importantly, they can tell you that they LOVE to read.
So there you have it, 6 really important reasons why we should read aloud to our children every day! I’d love to know any questions or comments you have and I love to connect with my readers. You can email me. I’d love to hear from you.
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