Reading with or to your child has many benefits. Even if your child is too young to speak, they can still benefit greatly from parent-child reading time. Reading with your child can help expand their vocabulary, cultivate a lifelong interest in learning, and promote a love of reading. 

In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss some of the many benefits of reading with your child. Continue reading to learn more and if you are searching for a high-quality daycare or preschool in Davie, Cooper City, Pembroke Pines, or Weston, look no further than Lil’ Rascals Academy. Schedule a tour today. 

Improves Vocabulary and Language Skills

Reading with your child can help expand their vocabulary and language skills. Even regularly reading to your child before they are able to speak can increase their vocabulary once they begin speaking.

Helps With Parent-Child Bonding

Taking the time to read with your child everyday can be an enjoyable experience for both the child and parent. Reading together on a regular basis helps to promote parent-child bonding and lead to a lasting parent-child relationship. 

Promotes a Lifelong Love of Reading

When parents engage in reading with their children when they are young, the children are more likely to continue to read as they grow older. This can lead to a lifetime love of reading for children which has other positive effects such as confidence in reading in front of groups, better grades in school, and better communication skills. 

Cultivates an Interest in Learning

Reading is both an enjoyable and educational experience especially when parents are engaging with the child. Children who have a good experience learning when they are younger will be more likely to take an interest in learning as they grow. 

Expands Attention Spans

Reading requires children to pay attention and concentrate, which is a skill that will benefit them in other areas of their life. As the children get a bit older their books get a little longer, and they are required to expand their attention span little by little. When this skill is carried over to school, children are able to focus longer and retain more information. 

Teaches Your Child About the World Around them

Each book you read to your child has characters that play certain parts and story lines. The stories allow your child to learn how the world around them functions. For example, if the book tells a story about a child, a friend, and a teacher, the child will learn what roles these others play in their life and in society in general. 

Enroll Your Child in Lil’ Rascals Academy

If you are in need of childcare that focuses on using creative play, reading, and other activities to help your child develop mentally, physically, and intellectually, look no further than Lil’ Rascals Academy. We offer classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschool, VPK, and after school programs for older children. Take a tour of one of our four locations today in Davie, Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Cooper City to see why Lil’ Rascals Academy is the best choice for childcare.