Lighthouse Thoughts

February 4, 2016

Read to Me

Babies and children benefit from being read to. Children’s books come in all shapes and sizes.  Grab a book, snuggle up on the sofa and reap the many benefits of reading to your child.  These include

  • Babies learn to make a connection between a word and its meaning which is vital to language development.
  • Reading to babies expands vocabulary and improves memory
  • Reading to a child provides a foundation to pre-reading skills
  • Books help to develop the preschooler’s attention span.
  • Children learn communication skills: how to speak, listen, and to read.
  • Books also help to develop thinking and the imagination.
  • Facilitates bonding and attachment.
  • Helps learn and identify emotions. 

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