5 reasons you should read aloud with your child everyday!

5 reasons to read loud with your kids

1. HELPS TO DEVELOP A LOVE OF READING
Reading aloud with your kids helps them to develop a love of reading and that is the greatest gift you can give to a child.

2. DEVELOPS IMAGINATION
When reading with your kids get them to look at the pictures and tell you what you they think is going to happen next. Get them thinking about how they would ‘end’ the story and encourage them to think outside the box.

3. INCREASES LITERACY SKILLS
It has long been recognised by teachers and academics that reading with your children will increase their literacy skills significantly. Children who spend at least 10 minutes per day reading with their
parents are often more academic than those who spent less time.

5 reasons to read loud with your kids
4. GREAT QUALITY TIME
Reading together is a time when you and your child can really feel connected. It’s often just before bedtime and a great opportunity to cuddle up.

5. THEY LOVE IT
It’s official – The Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report for 2014 found that 83% of kids ‘loved’ or ‘liked a lot’ reading with their parents because it’s such a special time.

So remember, read with your child everyday. Just 10 minutes per day can make a huge difference to childhood literacy.