The Benefits of Reading to Children
"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald. This is a very important thing to remember when raising a child. Children are extremely impressionable, which is why it is important to instill different habits and interests into them while they are growing and maturing. As a parent, you have the power to boost your children's intelligence and drive to learn new things simply by making books an essential part of their lives. Not only will reading increase their academic intelligence, but it will also enhance their creativity which is just as important. Implementing books into your child’s life is honestly the most valuable, significant gift they will ever receive, for you are giving them this world and worlds beyond with a mere book.
A large reason why parents choose to start reading to their children often at a young age is because they want it to enhance their academic intelligence early on in life. Reading is incredibly useful for young children, because it gives them a higher aptitude for learning in general. Books will also increase your child’s articulateness when it comes to speech, and also master the fundamentals of language as they learn proper grammar and vocabulary usage. Another aspect of the importance of reading to children is their ability to understand these abstract concepts, apply logic in real-life scenarios, and use their good judgment as well.
When children are introduced to books while they are growing up, they will develop a love for reading that will continue throughout their lives. And while reading definitely develops children’s intellectual side, it will also cultivate their creativity, imagination, and healthy self-expression. When a child reads a book, it’s as if they are in another world. This helps your child’s imagination, and also their ability to empathize with other people in different situations from a young age. Also, if a child reads often enough, they may also become inspired to start writing their own stories or journal entries. There are so many benefits to reading books. It is one of the few things in this world that has virtually zero negative aspects to it.
At the end of the day, it is up to you as a parent to develop you child’s affinity for learning, and growing. And the easiest way to accomplish this is to read to your child every day, and to discuss the story that you’ve just read in order to cultivate their understanding, and attention to detail. Reading with your child will also give you a stronger relationship with each other, and also time to bond with each other.