This was post was created in partnership for Scholastic’s “The Story Starts Here” in effort to inspire a lifelong love of reading starting on day one. All opinions are my own.
We all know that reading to our kids is a great thing to do. I’d venture a guess that many of us make it a point to sit down and read to our children regularly. But do you know why it’s so important for us to read to our kids? Here’s a list of reasons why you should read to your children…
- Reading to your child encourages a strong bond. It’s a time to stop the business of the day and just BE together.
- Reading to your child improves his vocabulary and language skills.
- Reading to your child helps him learn about the world.
- Reading to your child develops his imagination and encourages creativity.
- Reading to your child improves concentration.
- Reading to your child develops empathy.
- Reading to your child introduces ideas (and words) not found in typical daily conversation.
- Reading to your child helps them relax.
- Reading to your child encourages them to follow their dreams.
- Reading to your child promotes a lifelong love of reading.
We love reading. I started reading to each of my children shortly after they were born, and nothing beats seeing them curl up with a book or having them climb in my lap with a book and ask me to read. We recently received a selection of books from Scholastic, and Sister was thrilled to have the hard copy of Friendshape. I’d purchased it for her tablet, but being able to turn the pages and touch the pictures added a whole new level of enjoyment for her. Little Miss was pleased as punch with the Peek a Boo Farm book!
Scholastic wants you to raise a reader, too, and would like to send one lucky reader the same set of books they sent to me! Check it out!
One (1) winner will receive a collection of Scholastic picture books, including:
- Peek-a-boo Farm by Joyce Wan
- If You’re A Robot And You Know It by David A. Carter (lyrics by Musical Robot)
- Where’s Walrus? And Penguin? by Stephen Savage
- Zen Socks by Jon J Muth
- Friendshape by Amy Krause Rosenthal (illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld)
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Scholastic.
Remember, a house without books is like a room without windows. Help your children see the world outside of their window.
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