Why is it important to read books to young children?
Books promote brain development, imagination, language and emotions. Also as adults read to young children it supports the adult-child bond and helps the child develop self regulation.
90% of the brain is developed by the age of 5!
Their brain neurons are growing and developing at a FAST pace when they're this young.
Start when they're babies or toddlers to stimulate that brain growth.
Book time can be any time of the day, but most rewarding when it's in those calmer moments snuggling before bed.
Pick at least one time of day that you can routinely take 10 minutes to read.
Start when they're babies or toddlers to create routine habits.
Hearing stories of characters, events and creative ideas help children think beyond what is concrete in front of them. It gives them opportunity to start thinking outside the box.
Pretend and imagination is in many books!
For example, do animals talk?
Studies show that when children are given a lot of vocabulary and exposure to language they develop better reading skills.
Hearing new vocabulary used in books and stories helps children develop background knowledge needed to better understand the world around them.
Emotional development is a continuum for young children.
As they listen to a book read by an adult, children feel comfort and secure.
As they grow this feeds into their ability to feel confident and independent in the world around them.
That's why this is an amazing list of recommended books suggested by other moms
"Anita always recommends amazing books!
Some of them are so creative and capture the hearts of young children."
- Preschool mom
Which one will you start with today?
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