Reading and Children
As Dr.Suess says, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that your learn, the more places you will go”.
Positive reading experiences help parents bond better with children. It also helps children develop their imagination, curiosity and creativity. The understanding of print concepts is another outcome of reading…left to right, top to bottom. It also helps in bringing about some quiet time in their lives. Learning to read also helps the children in their communication skills.
Picture books and prolonged visual reading helps them form new pictures and characters in their imaginations and helps them in giving voice to their thoughts and emotions. Reading also aids in object identification and sharpened observation techniques. Reading remains as always the ultimate road to literacy in a child’s life.