Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

This was Jon's favorite book as a child. His mom used to read it to him over and over, and it became really special to him. So just recently, I walked in and he was reading it to our own children! He ordered it so he could share it with them. It was a sweet moment so I had to capture it.

So here are 10 great reasons to read to your child:

1.Holding your children close while you read is an expression of love.

2.You bring the magic of books to your children. You are the storyteller!

3.You show your children how important reading is by modeling. Children learn by watching you.

4.Books are a great way to talk about characters and their problems. You can laugh and cry together.

5.Reading to your children gives them a chance to hear a variety of new words. They are learning new words in a fun way.

6.Books can help you pass on your values in an easy and comfortable way.

7.By reading books to your children, you can increase their listening skills. Their attention span will get longer. This will help them in school.

8.By reading to your children, you help them stretch their imagination and thinking. It gives children a chance to dream.

9.You are giving your children skills that will help them succeed in life.

10.You are starting a wonderful tradition that your children will want to give to their own children.

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

— Frederick Douglass

1 comment:

Rob and Steph Puterbaugh said...

i love reading to William! he always hands me books so i can read to him! Love it!!!


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