One of the most important traits parents would like to develop in their children is intelligence. Every parent wishes for bright, smart children. Many parents go to great lengths to achieve this by choosing good schools, good teachers and a variety of extra lessons. You have the power to improve your children’s learning potential simply by making a book a vital part of their lives.
We all know that reading to our children is a good thing, but have you ever thought about the specific rewards that result from reading to your children? Below are some benefits and rewards that highlight the importance of reading to your children. Those benefits extend to you as well, such as:
A stronger relationship with you - reading is a nurturing activity.
Improved academics - reading in general makes you smarter.
Reduces stress - reading helps your mind shift gears from a stressful day.
Increases vocabulary - reading exposes you to many new words.
Improves spelling - reading shows you the way words look.
Improves memory - reading requires you to remember details, plots, themes, etc.
Builds self-esteem - more informed, others look to you for answers.
Improves discipline - adding book reading to your schedule, and sticking to it.
Improves creativity - exposing yourself to new information, helps creativity.
Improves conversation - gives you something to talk about and share with others.
Decreases boredom - reading a good book gets you involved in the story.
Improves writing - most authors say they read much more than they write.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read"