Bedtime Stories

Every day should be National Family Literacy Day!

Tomorrow, November 1st is National Family Literacy Day.  Do you remember books at bedtime with a parent?  Did/do you read stories with your own children?  It’s that special one-on-one time when the outside world disappears.  Not only is this an important bonding time, but when you read aloud to children it provides them with background knowledge about their young world.  It helps them make sense of what they see, hear and read.  Many educators and researchers say “It is the talk that surrounds the reading that gives it power, helping children to bridge what is in the story and their own lives.” 

Introducing reading into a child’s life has many benefits:

  • Helps children succeed
  • Develops language skills
  • Exercises the brain
  • Enhances concentration
  • Encourages a thirst for knowledge
  • Develops imagination and creativity
  • Builds empathy
  • Creates a bond

Spend time reading to a child and encourage others to do the same.  As Dr. Seuss would say, “The more that you read, the more you will know, the more that you know, the more places you will go”

 The road is easier together,

 

 

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