A child can learn and benefit greatly from being read to right from the day they are born.
Grab a book and snuggle up on the sofa with your child and share the joy of story-telling with them. The benefits of reading aloud to your young child are simply endless.
Benefits of reading aloud to children
It encourages children to make connections between the "heard" word and the meaning "behind" the word.
It gives them a positive foundation to pre-reading skills that aids the process of becoming independent readers in the future.
One of the most important skills a parent can teach children is how to communicate: how to speak, listen, and to read. By reading aloud to your children, you are teaching them all of these skills.
Reading to young children also expands their vocabulary, improves memory, and allows them to practice listening skills.
Read to your child from a variety of sources. Such as books, cereal boxes, magazines, road signs, and greeting cards. By reading from a variety of sources, you are teaching the importance of the written word.
As your child becomes older, he will want books that actually tell a story and have an ending that makes sense to him. Books help to develop the preschooler's attention span. They contribute to children forming a rich vocabulary and verbal skills.
Reading helps to develop thinking and the imagination. Reading to your child contributes to the development of basic reading concepts such as following the words from the left to right side of a page.
Book tips for preschoolers
Try making books from cardboard and pasting pictures from magazines - kids love these.
Place books within easy reach of your child, so they can enjoy looking at them on their own.
Make a book using your child's drawings or photos of things your child loves - family, friends, pets, preschool...
So, go and grab some books from your local book shop. Or get into the habit of taking your young child to the library to choose his own. This can go a long way to helping your child become a proficient and confident reader later on in life.
2010-03-24 12:03 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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