Are You Reading To Your Kids?
IMPORTANCE OF READING: EPISODE ONE
Language is the most powerful tool a human being possesses, and reading is the fulfilling tool to house this tool, the habit of reading if mastered at an early age helps in growth and development, and it never is too late to begin the road of reading with a child, to build this habit is a gift for life.
Research has proven that for children, ninety percent of information is processed faster in a storytelling format, research has also proven that children who read for enjoyment everyday perform and emulate speech faster, in the first year of life children‘s brains grow more than any other time, thus exposing them to story time is necessary.
‘’The more a child reads, the more pathways are built, the earlier it begins, the more pathways are built.
One of the major benefits of reading to children is exposure, which directly impacts their future language skills. Children who are exposed to reading from birth to 5 years are exposed to over 1.4 million words during story time.
The essentials of reading for a child cannot be underestimated, reading for pleasure influences a child’s education, social and cognitive development, well-being, and mental health of a child.
All children need to see themselves reflected in the picture books around them all children need to encounter books that present a variety of cultural traditions and family structures that coexist in our communities.