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Top 4 Benefits of Reading Every Day

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

As a mom of two with a full time job, I know how challenging it can be to find time for everything, let alone reading to your kids every day. But trust me, it’s worth it. Reading every day has a wealth of benefits for both you and your little ones, especially when it comes to early literacy.

Here's my top 4 reasons why you should be reading every day, even if it is only for 5-10 minutes.

Set the Foundation

Reading consistently to your child from an early age helps to develop early literacy skills such as phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and comprehension. This means that when your child starts school, they’ll be better equipped to learn to read and write. Children who are read to regularly have a larger vocabulary and a stronger grasp of grammar and sentence structure.

Imagination and Creativity

Reading helps to stimulate your child’s imagination and creativity. It exposes them to new ideas, places, and characters and encourages them to think beyond their own experiences. When children are exposed to diverse stories, they learn to empathize with others and develop a broader worldview. Plus, imagination and creativity are important for problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Bonding Time

Reading with your child is a great way to bond with them. It’s a cozy activity that you can do together before bed or during a lazy afternoon. It’s also a great opportunity for one-on-one time, which is especially important if you have more than one child. Even just 5-10 minutes of reading is a great way to connect over text.

Model Behavior

As a mom, you’re your child’s first and most important role model. By reading every day, you’re showing your child that reading is important and enjoyable. You’re also setting them up for a lifetime of learning and exploration. When children see their parents reading, they are more likely to develop a love of reading themselves.

Whether it’s a board book for your little one or a magazine for yourself, take some time every day to read. Your child and your own well-being will thank you for it.

Believe in the magic of reading.


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