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5 Amazing Reasons To Start Reading Aloud To Your Child

Posted by My Chapter One on 02.10.2022

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”

- Marilyn Jager Adams

Reading aloud to kids promotes parent-child bonding as well as effective literacy development. This kind of learning and development which happens beneath the wings of a parent helps children grow up to grasp things quickly and be able to retain things for long. Reading aloud helps the brain develop a connection with the outside world easily and the child feels reassured by the comforting presence and voice of parents. 

Ther are many benefits of reading aloud to children. Let’s have a look at why is reading aloud an essential activity that all parents must do.

Reasons to Start Reading Aloud to Your Kids

1. Reading aloud to children garners a lifetime interest in reading.

When we start reading to our children while they are young, they are more likely to develop a habit of reading. This is because they associate reading with happy memories and are more likely to be persistent when it comes to learning to read, even when they run into occasional roadblocks in the process of learning to read..

2. Reading to young children extends their attention spans.

Reading aloud for at least 10 minutes every day can begin to have a positive effect on your child’s attention span. Start with 10 minutes and then gradually extend it until your child is able to pay attention for longer periods of time.   This can help a child perform better academically and also in real-life situations. 

3. Reading aloud to children aids in language development.

We all are aware of the fact that reading to a child while they are in the mother’s womb helps to form a connection with the parent. Reading aloud to children helps their language development. This is because they pick up correct word pronunciation, word usage, and proper grammar. Their vocabulary increases and this helps them to become fluent readers,  better orators as well as writers. 

4. Reading aloud strengthens a child’s imagination 

Reading aloud is like subtitles to a movie. As a parent reads, the child is able to visualize the book’s events in their mind. As they hear you speak, they are able to experience situations and events which they may not ever be able to experience otherwise. This helps them to sometimes experience life while stepping into someone else’s shoes, relate to different cultures across the globe etc. All these experiences definitely aid a child’s imaginative and creative skills. 

5. Reading aloud helps build a child’s comprehension

Reading books together helps children understand the text better. It helps them to read between the lines and with the parent’s help, he/she can fill in missing background information. Understanding the setting, characters, and other details is better understood with guidance. Reading aloud also gives you the opportunity to emphasize important character traits as you read. Point out examples of compassion, kindness, perseverance, and optimism

6. Read-aloud time is great one-on-one bonding time.

When you read aloud to a child, you’re not just reading. You are creating memories and bonding with your child. It is the time to experience emotions and adventures together and THAT is certainly irreplaceable.

Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to children is an activity that parents must start from very early – as soon as they’re born if not while in the womb itself. Children who go on to become great readers are those who understand and take pleasure in what they are reading. That starts with you – a parent.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

- Emilie Buchwald 

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