We can all relate to the image of a child in bed, with their parent sitting reading them bedtime story books. This is usually a nightly routine for parents, and it also a very good way to teach a child valuable lessons. The time will come when you are the one being read to.
Cultivating Their Little minds
Most parents want to be able to give their children the tools they need to be able to have a fulfilling and prosperous life. It all starts at home, and reading is of vital importance, especially in the early stages of life. Studies have shown that exposure to reading prior to nursery seems to have a positive effect in many ways.
Not only does it further basic reading and speech skills, but it also helps to promote better communication skills. These skills are essential to your child’s life, no matter what their age.
If you read with your child every night, going on with the previous night’s reading, your child’s attention span will improve. This will help them to be able to concentrate better when they go to school, which helps with their education. Their ability to follow story will allow them to think more logically.
Expanding Emotional Understanding
Bedtime story books will teach your child how to deal with a variety of difficult topics in a very safe environment. They will be able to explore their emotions without worrying. Reading can be used as a tool to help your child overcome huge milestones in their lives, especially emotional changes that will gradually happen.
When you share experiences with your child, your bond is sure to become stronger, and you will have loads of new topics to explore together.
Opening The Door To New Worlds Through Reading at Bedtime
The effects reading has on any person’s imagination is unparalleled, which is why you want to try to read as much as possible with your kids. All types of books, fiction or non-fiction are great for kids to learn about the world around them, and even those that they wish were there.
You can take your child on some fantastic journeys while you read with them. Together you can take on the biggest tree, highest mountain range, scariest dragon an so forth. The best part is that is totally free, and you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Their school curriculum may not include all their interests, and reading is a great way for them to discover more about what they love.