• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

It’s Read to Your Child Day – The many benefits of reading to children

As far as holidays go, February 14 is a big day in holiday land! This special day has something for everyone – sweethearts, children, parents and our four-legged friends. Besides Valentine’s Day and Pet Theft Awareness Day, today is also Read to Your Child Day.

Spending a few minutes a day reading to your children is one of the best things you can do for them. In fact, there are many benefits to reading to your kids.

Benefits of Reading to Children

  • Reading to your children is a quiet, one-on-one bonding experience that shows them just how important they are in your life.

  • Not only will you get to spend quality time with your children, but you will play a pivotal role in helping them develop critical learning, language and listening skills.

  • Reading helps to stimulate their curiosity, imagination and expression.

  • Reading to your children also helps their concentration.

  • It can help develop their social skills and compassion.

  • It can improve hand-eye coordination.

  • Reading opens up new and exciting worlds.

  • It also encourages them to enjoy books and the earlier you begin, the better.

  • It’s fun!

And while traditional book reading provides a plethora of benefits, the Internet has opened up a whole new world when it comes to reading. Today, children and parents can access thousands of interactive books, in an instant. Be sure to visit this listing of where to find online stories and reading websites.