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Inchy Loves Bringing Books to Eager Kids: The Benefits of Reading in Early Childhood Development
Posted on 13th Mar 2023
Hello and welcome back to the blog! Today, we’re going to take a bit of a pivot from the typical Inchy Success Story, and talk about how reading is a fundamental part of childhood and the developmental benefits it can provide.
Reading is a crucial skill for children, and it's never too early to start. Research has shown that reading to children as young as six months old can have a significant impact on their cognitive, linguistic, and social-emotional development.
The Benefits of Reading in Early Childhood
Reading to young children stimulates their brain development and promotes cognitive skills such as memory, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Children whose parents read to them regularly score higher on cognitive tests and have better language and vocabulary skills than those who are not. Hearing words and phrases repeatedly in stories helps children learn the meaning of words, their context, and how to use them correctly. Children who are read to at home have significantly higher vocabulary scores at age three than those who are not.
It also promotes social-emotional development by promoting empathy, understanding, and emotional regulation. Children learn about different cultures, perspectives, and emotions through stories, which helps them develop social and emotional intelligence. Snuggling up together with a book is a great way to spend quality time and foster a positive parent-child relationship, too!
Inchy’s Tips for Encouraging Reading in Early Childhood
- Read aloud to your child every day, even if it's just for a few minutes.
- Choose books that are age-appropriate and engaging.
- Make reading a fun and enjoyable experience. Use silly voices, act out the story, and ask your child questions about what they're hearing.
- Set aside a designated time for reading each day, such as before bedtime or during breakfast.
- Encourage your child to ask questions and make connections between the story and their own experiences.
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