Make books your children’s first friends

Narrating a story to their child is a priceless experience to any parent. It is a sight to watch them completely engrossed with their wide eyes and jaws agape. Their imagination weaves and plays out the characters in their mind as the parent read through the story.Reading out stories should start from early childhood for the countless benefits it offers.

Helps to connect better

Snuggling up with a book in a cosy corner as the parent reads out a story, the child gets the attention and sense of intimacy with the otherwise time-challenged parent. The cuddles, the giggles, and the ringing laughter will create memories that you are going to treasure for life. The silly talks and knowledge shared around the story will bridge them to reality. It provides emotional security, helps in smoothening rough transitions, heals unvoiced pain, and celebrates family life. Not just with parents, it strengthens the bonds with their siblings and friends when they spend time reading together.

Exposure to language

As the child reads through the word, it starts adding to their vocabulary. They start observing how sentences are formed. It won’t take too long to take a note of different usages of the same word and also different words to convey the same thing. Books have a fascinating world of words. Reading out aloud will get them better at grammar and phrasing. They will slowly discover their love for language. Early reading habits fuel effective comprehension reading skills.

Enriches their lives

Children who read books are exposed to the big world. They get information on different people and places from they are. Apart from that they get to understand various perspectives on the same subject, this will keep thinking broad. Books on another time period make them appreciate the beauty of that era. Once they start identifying the characters with their situation their understanding of people deepens. Things like problem-solving skills, logical thinking, facing conflicts, managing the dilemmas, understanding of the cause and effect and responsibility acceptance flows through the accumulated knowledge of mankind in the form of books.

Brain gain

The visual and sound stimulations are integrated to make right connections in the brain to make sense. The child’s brain is involving in multisensory integration when it reads the books. The imagination blooms. When the reading is for the pleasure it increases the blood supply to the brain. When the child reads, the memory capacity of the brain is increasing.

Stress buster

When the child is restless, sitting with an interesting book will glue them to it for a long time. This not only increases the attention span and focus but also brings in calmness. As the child reads more and more books, he is able to communicate better and can convey his emotions better. It is clearly a stress buster as the child flips through the pages; he is teleported to a different world. A break from the stress may change the perspective altogether and fills in energy to take on it head-on.

Narrating a story to their child is a priceless experience to any parent. It is a sight to watch them completely engrossed with their wide eyes and jaws agape. Their imagination weaves and plays out the characters in their mind as the parent read through the story.Reading out stories should start from early childhood for the countless benefits it offers.