Stories are the most fundamental ways in which we communicate. Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of children as the books they come across and the characters they get to know become like friends. Most importantly children love to hear when you read out stories to them. It tends to create a bond between you and your little ones. This also helps them in developing early reading habits. The more the children are engaged in reading, the stronger their literary and reading skills will become! Hearing words while seeing them on the page will help your child associate sounds with words more properly.
There are plenty of more benefits of reading aloud to your little ones. Some of them are:
When you are involved in story time with your child, they are much more likely to concentrate on what you are reading rather than getting distracted. Hearing your words will lead them to focus on the words and absorb the story they are being told. This helps in increasing their concentration.
There’s no better way to let your child’s imagination run wild than with a good storybook! This is especially great if parents made sound effects when reading to their child. This excites them and engages them fully in the story. Thereby, enhancing their imaginative and creative side.
Reading aloud to your child lets you spend quality time with them and your little one will be more engaged with reading if you’re involved too! This helps in creating a stronger bond between the child and you. Reading together in turn will improve your child’s literacy, reading and language skills even more.
While reading to your child, it will be great if you keep on asking them what they have understood in the story or which part of the story they liked the most. With such questions your little one will be able to communicate well. Thus, leading to improved language skills.
Seeing you reading out to your little one will create an urge in them to read by themselves. Either they will prompt what you have read or they will begin to pick books on their own and will start reading. Reading is the key for lifelong learning and if you can instill a love of reading at an early age then a commitment to lifelong learning is sure to follow.
The benefits of reading aloud to your child go far beyond childhood and school life. This shows that reading aloud has significant benefits to the little ones.