Key Benefits for Your Little Reader
By making reading a priority in your own life, you give children a powerful gift allowing your child to expand his imagination and to develop a passion, not unlike your own, for accessing the world via the written word. Reading with your child has a significant academic impact including improved verbal articulation, emotional expression, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in school. In fact, when you spend quality time reading with children, you help to highlight reading as a socially binding experience that builds a familial bond and that provides a means for a child to connect with her local and global community via her storytelling skills. By highlighting the social commentaries that make both old and new childrens’ classics enduringly relevant and entertaining we encourage social awareness. Children become more thoughtful about themselves as individuals, learn empathy for others, and grow an awareness of the ways in which people manage their thoughts, behaviours, and emotions as they interact with one another in various social contexts.
Key Benefit for Caregivers
Rereading old favourites from our childhood renews a caregivers’ sense of youthful innocence and imagination. This nostalgic vibrancy is accompanied by a sense of insight that only adult experiences allow us to access. The resulting genuine delight at unearthing new treasures hiding within the pages of familiar tales will be shared with the child as he experiences his first reading of the story.