9 Surprising Benefits of Reading Aloud to Your Child

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” (Anderson & Hiebert & Scott, 1985)

Reading aloud has so many positive benefits that span across children of all ages. There is never a better time to get into the habit than when your child is in their infancy.

Greater Language Development

Even if your baby doesn't yet know the alphabet, they still learn new words through repeated exposure.

Building Thinking and Comprehension Skills

Research has consistently shown that reading aloud to your child can help them build thinking skills and comprehension.

Develop a Love For Reading

Books help kids learn about the world around them, and what more fantastic way to pass the time than with a good storybook.

Develop Good Listening Habits

The skill of listening may seem underappreciated in a time when we get bombarded with fast-paced, multi-tasking demands and technology, but it is crucial for learning.

It Triples Their Resilience

According to remarkable research from the University of Australia, reading aloud can triple resilience at school, especially with kids at-risk.

Learn Sight Words Faster

Sight words are the most common words in the English language. Think of words such as “the,” “here,” “and,” “is,” etc.

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