Read to your child every day…no exceptions!

My husband and I have raised three children and I have personally known hundreds of young families with new babies.  If I had one word, or bit of advice I would give to each family, it would be to READ to your child everyday.. beginning in infancy.  Even during middle of the night feedings I would read age appropriate books for my children to listen to! Reading to your young child :

  • Is comforting, it creates a bond between the child and the reader as you snuggle together to read the story
  • Helps your child create a vivid imagination
  • Gives your child a chance to talk about the pictures in the book
  • Teaches to read just for the pleasure of reading
  • Instills a lifelong love of reading
  • Gives your child a role model to hear our oral language read correctly
  • Teches your child (as he/shegets older)he/ to start to learn the relationship between letters/sounds/words that are used to put our spoken language into print
  • Develop eye hand coordination as he/she begins to point to and read simple text.

Don’t be surprised if your child asks for a favorite story over and over again.  This is normal behavior and it should not worry you.  Your child receives great comfort from hearing a familiar and predictable story time after time.

http://www.earlymoments.com/Promoting-Literacy-and-a-Love-of-Reading/Why-Reading-to-Children-is-Important/

“One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child.

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  1. Marnie

    AMEN, SISTER! This is the most important information about education that a parent of young children can have. Thank you for posting it! Having worked with you with kindergarten students, I know that we agree on this point. :o)

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