Reading = bonding


There are many reasons to read to your child- not only does it improve cognitive abilities like pattern recognition and sequencing and enhance listening/conversation skills, but it creates a special bond in your relationship. My children and I treasure the time we have reading, connecting and learning together. Make space in your home for books, have your child witness you reading, re-tell stories in the car, make regular trips to the library, and find stories that your child can relate to. Scholastic offers a great list of tips for sharing stories with your child.