The simple truth of the matter is that kids need to read. They need to be exposed to life outside the “real”. For their knowledge to grow beyond reason, the love for reading starts at home. By reading to your children when they are young, you help to teach them new words, you enhance their imagination, and he or she will learn to communicate clearly. As a parent, it is your responsibility to keep your child engaged.
Now, they have all this reading technology which includes the Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, as well as books you can download to your mobile phone devices and on your computer. This technology can also read to your child for you when you are just too tired or too busy to read yourself. It also allows you to read and record with your voice, so your child has the option of hearing a familiar voice rather than some unknown person.
According to Baby Center, studies have shown that language skills — and even intelligence — are related to how many words an infant hears each day. In one study, babies whose parents spoke to them a lot (an average of 2,100 words an hour) scored higher on standard tests when they reached age 3 than did children whose parents hadn’t been as verbal. And according to The Annie E. Casey Foundation, children who read on grade level by the end of third grade are more successful in school, work, and in life.
Just be prepared to repeat this repeatedly….
You may even have to hide the CD or the gloves, maybe even the book, because your kids will enjoy it so much!