10 Wonderful Reasons To Read to Your Child


October 20, 2011


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At Mykidstime, we love books and reading! Here are 10 wonderful reasons to read to your child from Patsy at Tara Book Company:

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#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.

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Published On: October 20th, 2011 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: February 25th, 2018 / Tags: /

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched mykidstime.ie in 2007.

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