Reading to Children
Reading to children is one of the most important things parents can do, and this, from day one of life. Parents, grandparents and any other caregivers should read to and speak to babies and young children as much as they can. Even reading the newspaper out loud to baby counts! NOTE: Listening to the radio, computer or TV does not count.
Why is reading to young children important?
Aside from the benefits listed below, the number of words a growing baby hears by 3 years of age actually determines future school performance and success. In other words, the more spoken words a baby hears, the better the chances of doing well in school later in life!
Here are some of the additional benefits of reading to children: