Here on Philzendia, I frequently review children’s books which I have read. However, whichever books you choose to read, it is always important to read to children regularly – and here’s why.
One of the best reasons for reading to your children is that it will help them to develop their vocabulary. When they are old enough you can also encourage them to read to you, but even before then you will find that by readying to them they will be able to develop a good understand of how the English language works. Even though it might be years until they are writing themselves, reading to children when they are young will also give them a basic knowledge of how sentences are constructed.
As a parent, reading to your children is also a great way to spend time together and strengthen your relationship. If you like to spend your evenings watching TV or playing games of partypoker, then try to save these activities for after your children have gone to bed. Although school age children may be read to during their day, they are unlikely to be given the close attention that you are able to offer them at home. Reading to your children can easily become a part of their bedtime routine, and offers a regular opportunity for you to spend good quality time together.
Lastly, reading to children can also be a great way to help them develop their own imagination and sense of creativity. Unlike watching children’s television shows, books encourage children to picture characters and places for themselves, and help them to imagine things which they may not necessarily be able to see.
These are just a few of the reasons why reading to children can be an essential part of their intellectual development. Take a look at my book review section to find out about some of the great books which you might consider reading.
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— Diane Nassy(@philZENdia) March 20, 2012