Benefits of reading to your child:
Social & Emotional Health
Children who have been read to are confident communicators, understand emotions better and form stronger relationships.
A Rich Vocabulary
Children who have been read to have a large and diverse vocabulary, a crucial building block to reading.
Deeper Family Bonds
Children who have been read to have stronger relationships with their parents and feel more connected to their family.
The power of playing with your child:
Playing with your children fosters imagination and lays a foundation to discovery and a large, descriptive vocabulary.
Strengthens Fine Motor Skills
Playing with your children develops motor skills which improves brain processing skills needed to math, science and reading.
Teaches Creative Storytelling
Playing with your children pushes them to invent story lines, characters and places—all fundamentals of reading and writing.
The value of talking with your child:
Engaging children in conversation helps them understand the nuanced meaning of a word by letting them hear it used over and over.
Improved Listening Skills
Engaging children in conversation helps them to practice the give and take of conversation and teaches them to decode nonverbal cues.
Strong Literacy Skills
Engaging children in conversation about a book (talking about the pictures, characters or story) has a long-lasting impact on achievement.