The benefits of reading aloud to your children

read-aloud-parent-childReading to your children can benefit those from infancy through middle school. Young children delight in being cuddled and hearing the calming voices of their parents. Even when they don’t understand the words they will associate reading with attention, love and pretty pictures. As they grow they will learn that books are read from front to back, that the pictures stand for real objects, and that the print on the pages stands for words.

So much of the intelligence children will ultimately have is developed before they even get to kindergarten. When you read to them you are building pathways …