The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a policy statement recommending that pediatricians advise parents of the many benefits of reading to their children. The article stated that when parents read to their child at a young age, the child often had increased interest in school, developed higher than average literary skills at the start of school, were advanced in early brain development, and developed more nurturing relationships. According to the article, not reading to your child can be a huge detriment to learning and success.
In order to ensure further success, the statement also recommends that pediatricians:
~ Hang posters related to reading
~ Have information about reading and local libraries readily available
~ Research the best ways to promote literary development and the results of such
~ And more…
Also, in order to make the most of your time spent reading with your child, try these techniques:
1.) Time spent reading should be fun. Choose interesting, age appropriate books for your young reader, or have them choose themselves!
2.) Learn from your pediatrician! As reading is now being integrated into regular pediatric visits, you can watch as your child’s Doctor models how to effectively read to your child.
3.) Speak in an animated voice to keep your child interested.
4.) Practice basic reading comprehension skills with your child. Ask questions about the plot, characters, and how it applies to the world around you.
Below, you can learn more about the importance of reading to your child, how reading to your child affects brain development, and information on how to effectively read to your child!
The following video shows the importance of parents reading to their children can go a long way. It has been tested and proven that a child who’s parents read to them will do better academically, will create confidence in that child and creates a special time when a child is sitting with their parents reading a book. These reading sessions are intimate times for a child which sparks conversation, and creates interaction in the relationships that strengthen the child’s well being. Later in life that child will continue to build on that bondage keep an open communication.
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