Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Kids


reading to children

We all know reading to our kids is a good thing—but are you familiar with the specific advantages your toddler or preschool-age child can receive by being exposed to the merits of reading? Below are some benefits that highlight the importance of reading to your child between the ages of two and five.

A stronger relationship with you. As your child grows older, he’ll be on the move—playing, running, and constantly exploring his environment. Snuggling up with a book lets the two of you slow down and recaptures that sweet, cuddly time you enjoyed when he was a baby.

Better communication skills. When you spend time reading to toddlers, they’ll be much more likely to express themselves and relate to others in a healthy way. By witnessing the interactions between the characters in the books you read, as well as the contact with you during story time, your child is gaining valuable communication skills.

More logical thinking skills. Another illustration of the importance of reading to children is their ability to grasp abstract concepts, apply logic in various scenarios, recognize cause and effect, and utilize good judgment. As your toddler or preschooler begins to relate the scenarios in books to what’s happening in his own world, he’ll become more excited about the stories you share.

Acclamation to new experiences. As your child approaches a major developmental milestone or a potentially stressful experience, sharing a relevant story is a great way to help ease the transition. For instance, if your little one is nervous about starting preschool, reading a story dealing with this topic shows her that her anxiety is normal.

Enhanced concentration and discipline. Toddlers may initially squirm and become distracted during story time, but eventually they’ll learn to stay put for the duration of the book. Along with reading comprehension comes a stronger self-discipline, longer attention span, and better memory retention, all of which will serve your child well when she enters school.

The knowledge that reading is fun! Early reading for toddlers helps them view books as an indulgence, not a chore. Kids who are exposed to reading are much more likely to choose books over video games, television, and other forms of entertainment as they grow older.

Books have the power to benefit toddlers and preschoolers in a myriad of ways. As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him with a foundation for academic excellence.



specific advantages   مزایای خاص

toddler   کودک نو پا

preschool-age   سن قبل مدرسه

receive   دریافت کردن

expose   در معرض گذاشتن

constantly   به طور مداوم

explore   کاوش کردن

environment   محیط پیرامون

snuggling up   لم دادن

communication skills   مهارت های ارتباطی

express   بیان کردن

witness   شاهد بودن

logical   منطقی

illustration   تصویر

grasp   فهمیدن

recognize   تشخیص دادن

utilize   بکار گرفتن

judgment   قضاوت

acclamation   تحسین

milestone   نقطه عطف

relevant story   داستان مرتبط

anxiety   اضطراب

enhance   افزودن

concentration   تمرکز

squirm   پیچ و تاب خوردن

distracted   حواس پرت شدن

comprehension   درک مطلب

attention   توجه

memory retention   نگهداری حافظه

chore   کارهای عادی و روزمره

myriad   بی شمار

prepare   اماده کردن



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