Toddler with a book in a car seat
Toddler with a book in a car seat

Originally written by experts with Local Anchor

Books are a magical way to spend time with your kids (yes, even babies). Reading gives you a way to bond without screens and children’s songs on repeat 500 times a day, and they’re just plain fun to read. Also, there’s an unbelievable sense of accomplishment and pride for both of you when your child learns to read a new word by themselves! So, with that in mind, we’re going to check out five reasons why you should read with your children.

It fosters future academic success

While reading (or being read to), children come across vocabulary and grammar structures that will give them a boost when they start writing by themselves. New words also pique their interest, motivating them to find out what it means and add it to their own repertoire of words. Apart from simply reading to your little one, the Long Island Press offers tips to incorporate different reading activities to change things up a bit.

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