Benefits of Reading with Children

If you are related to the fields of early literacy, libraries, education, child development, brain development, etc., you already know that reading to our kids helps to develop their brains and has a lasting impact in their learnings.

Maybe you have read about it or studied it, but maybe you have also experienced it with the kid you care about, with your own child or with your students. You really know the benefits of reading with your child, but sometimes you don’t know how to explain it to your friends, families or neighbors that you help, or to your patrons or your student’s parents.

It is always good to have new research as a backup, an ace up your sleeve!

So, here we give you a good one:

“New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary school.”

This new research was presented last Monday, May 8, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.

If you want to learn more about this, click here.