At Mykidstime, we love books and reading! Here are 10 wonderful reasons to read to your child from Patsy at Tara Book Company:
#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.
#3. Reading to your child calms him/her at the end of the day
Bedtime stories together are relaxing after a busy day.
#4. You will enjoy the experience yourself
There’s nothing nicer than cuddling up with your child to read a book.
#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.
#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
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?
Do you read with your child? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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.