Benefits of reading 10 minutes a day
BENEFITS OF READING 10 MINUTES A DAY!!
There are a number of benefits to a reading just 10 minutes a day, and I will quickly go through them!
As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day. Your most important job when it comes to your child’s learning is to show interest and get involved. You make a difference every day when you talk, play, read, write, count and listen to your child. This is what helps your child the most.
Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development.
Storytelling is not all about teaching your child to read. You learn to talk a long time before you learn to read, and sharing stories and giving your child time to respond is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development
Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development. From stories your child learns many things such as how to listen, concentrate, learn new words and understand why things happen. They also learn to put ideas in order, develop their memory skills, notice how spoken words relate to words on the page and learn how to predict.
The most important thing is that reading is fun and enjoyable for both of you – just turn off the TV and find a quiet place so there are no distractions. And remember stories are not just found in books, it’s just as good to tell your child short, simple stories you know. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, that way your child will too.