Why Reading Books Is So Important For Children?






One of the major benefits of reading to toddlers and preschoolers is a heightened ability and desire for learning.





One of the major benefits of reading to toddlers and preschoolers is a heightened ability and desire for learning. Studies show that students, who were read to regularly before preschool age, are more likely to do well in all aspects of formal education.


An amazing way to boost your children’s learning potential and more importantly creativity and imaginative play, is to introduce books to them as early as possible, and to create time to read as part of everyday family life.


Early reading for toddlers helps them experience books as something exciting, fascinating and interesting, rather than trying to introduce at a later date, when video games and television are likely to seem preferable.


Here are the many wonderful things that books can bring to preschool children and their families:


1. A stronger bond with you. Reading a book after a bath and before bed, is precious quiet time that you can enjoy, which will strengthen your bond and become a nurturing activity that you both cherish. How often do we actually sit with our kids and give them our full attention? When you read to them, you are there for them. And they remember it.


2. Reading enhances a child’s concentration. By consistently reading to your child every day, your child will learn to concentrate and sit still for longer periods of time, which can help later on when they go to school.


3. Valuable communication skills. Through seeing interactions with the characters in the books you read, a child will learn and experience different situations and emotions and how to relate to others in a healthy way. This develops communication skills, and builds on important traits such as empathy and compassion.


4. Reading teaches children about the world around them. Books are a great way of approaching a subject or milestone that a child is concerned or worried about, such as starting kindy, a long plane ride or a new sibling arriving.


5. Reading helps children to develop empathy. As children develop they begin to imagine how they would feel in that situation.--