10 Wonderful Reasons To Read to Your Child

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Patsy Lyons

October 20, 2021

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Reading to your child is one of life’s pleasures, it’s time together, it’s off-screen and it’s just wonderful to open up a whole new world to your child.

Here are my top 10 reasons why it’s so lovely to read to your child.

Reasons To Read to Your Child

From spending quality time together to creating precious memories, there are lots of good reasons to read to your child. Even older children will enjoy being read to, so don’t think of it just as a toddler activity.

#1. You are giving your time

Reading to your child gives him/her the most valuable gift of all – your time

#2. You are nurturing a lifelong love of reading and books

Sharing books with your child will encourage them to love books forever.

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#3. Reading to your child calms him/her at the end of the day

10 reasons to read to your child bedtime reading

Bedtime stories together are relaxing after a busy day. You will find your child calming down which helps them get ready for sleep.

#4. You will enjoy the experience yourself

There’s nothing nicer than cuddling up with your child to read a book. Kids grow up so quickly, enjoy this time!

#5. Reading to your child will give him/her a head start at school

Reading early to your child helps them learn new words and vocabulary.

#6. They will develop an appreciation for good art

There are some amazing picture book illustrators around.

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#7. Your children are learning

They learn about the world, social skills, moral values and respect.

#8. You are creating precious nostalgic moments for them to treasure

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There’s nothing nicer than memories of your parent reading with you.

#9. Listening to a story is one of life’s pleasures

As humans we all love stories, and there are so many good stories to share.

#10. They will love you for it

Need we say more?

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Published On: October 20th, 2021 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: February 23rd, 2023 / Tags: /

About the Author: Patsy Lyons

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Patsy Lyons, founder of Tara Book Company, works with Primary schools throughout Ireland running book fairs, book clubs, author visits and recommending class novels. Their Mission is to foster and encourage a love of reading in children.

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