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Why Is Listening To and Reading Stories Important For Kids?

Posted by on August 7, 2019 in Stuff with 0 Comments

Stories play a vital role in a child's development. Good reading skills are very important in a child's early stage of development. According to experts, reading stories to your young one at a very early stage makes a lasting bond.

Children are very intrigued to listen to stories. They want to hear it from parents as well as grandparents and anyone around them.

Benefits of reading stories to children

  • Babies pick up words and try to learn your language very quickly when you read out stories to them. It is an excellent way of even introducing new ideas in children building in them a creative mind. It will improve your child's vocabulary and language skills.
  • They can know sounds and develop early literacy skills. They will even learn to value books and stories.
  • Your child can develop good communication skills through story reading.
  • Your child will get an idea of real and fiction life.
  • Your little one gets introduced to the animal, plant and fruits world. This thing makes them very interested, and hence they happen to remember the names too.
  • Through stories telling, kids can also learn various shapes, size, colors, space, numbers, inside, outside, and so on.
  • Stories can teach every day task such as brushing teeth, cleaning, and helping others out in regular work.
  • Storytelling helps in being compassionate, empathetic, sharing stuffs with people.
  • Reading stories can help in relaxing after a stressful day before going to bed.
  • Your kid can also start understanding different kinds of feeling through narration.
  • Your kid's brain activity gets affected when exposed to story reading at a young age.
  • Your kid's concentration increases with story reading. As your kid sits in one place quietly and remain focus on the story while reading out to them.
  • Your kid gets encouraged to gain knowledge
  • They can easily build a habit of reading a book on their own. Besides children who read by themselves boost up their confidence level. They can easily participate in various activities in schools and colleges.
  • Stories will give a lifetime's view of people. You can teach your child about the world, and they can learn about various cultures, people, places, events, how they live life.
  • Most importantly, it is an entertainment for the kids which they enjoy so much making you want to read out more stories to them
  • For working parents when you read out stories, you tend to develop a special bond with your child and enjoy each other's company.
  • Your kid will also develop good social skills.
  • Your child will learn to distinguish that different letters make up words, syllabus, and sounds.

Kids enjoy stories with good rhymes, songs, rhythm, and repetition. They try to grasp words by singing out the rhymes along. Your kid will enjoy such activities even more than reading out stories to them. Many apps are available for reading out stories or also listening to nursery rhymes for children.

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