We have a growing problem and opportunity in child education with the invasion of electronic gadgets in modern world. There are dizzying array of electronic good that can absorb your kid and take his mind away from books. E-books have started to nudging time away from books. Slowly and inescapably, the book stores are vanishing and becoming far and few. Are the crispy, sweet smelling and fresh books on the decline? Is our coming generation doomed to electronic consumption? Are they not going to get a chance to read books as we did in our childhood days?
As a parent you have the power to boost your children’s learning skills. That’s achieved by making books an integral part of their lives.
What are the merits of book-reading?
1. A stronger relationship with you.
As children grow up, they are on the move-playing, running and constantly exploring their little world. Each and every step they take is taking them away from you. Snuggling up with a book lets both of you to slow down and recapture those sweet times when (s)he was a baby. Instead of treating book reading as a chore, it can become a cozy, nurturing activity and bring the two of you to the sweet old days of cuddly two.
2. Academic excellence
Higher aptitude is the primary benefit of reading to toddlers and preschoolers. All studies point out that reading children do well in all facets of formal education.
3. Basic speech skills.
As a baby, he is learning to talk. He’s trying to learn language and pronunciation skills. Listening to you read, he’ll be reinforcing the basic sounds that form language. Book-reading is very important pre-literacy activity.
4. The basics of how to read a book.
Children don’t know how to read a book. How do you integrate images and letters. Essential pre-reading skills needs to be learned.
5. Better communication skills.
Reading helps them to express themselves in a more clear and healthy way. By witnessing the interaction between characters as well as your contact with them, the child will gain valuable communication/interaction skill.
7. More logical thinking skills.
Ability to grasp abstract concepts, apply logic in various scenarios, recognize cause and effect and utilize judgment is the other benefits of reading. As the kid tries and relates to her own life’s happenings, she’ll become more excited about the stories you share.
8. Acclamation of new experiences.
As the child nears one milestone after another, sharing a particular story will ease out her built-in tensions and help her to be stress-free and calm.
9. Enhanced concentration and discipline.
Initially kids are not interested in sitting and listening to books. As time passes they’ll learn the discipline, expand their attention span and improve memory retention.
In short, reading is fun. Spend the time before your little one grows up into a man and flies to new horizons.