It is generally accepted that reading is a brilliant thing for young children to experience. But there are so many reason why this is the case that reading helps young children.
Have a look at the infographic below it is SO interesting.
For our family it was the 1:1 time that reading bought us and the cuddles that was most important.
My kids were read to a lot when they were younger and are now avid reader and great story tellers. I think it well worth investing time in reading with your little ones. I also thing it is a lovely way to pass the time and a frugal one. Libraries are free and also often lovely activities for little ones. Use it don’t lose it! I am a big library fan. You can also pick up books very cheaply at charity shops and car boot sales so do keep your eyes peeled for those too.
Role modelling is also really important so do let your child see you read and take pleasure in the process.
Bring stories to life for them too – go and see the movie or rent the DVD, take a Harry Potter tour and visit the locations that inspired the book, you could listen to related music or create some art to do with the book. Playing by the book is a fabulous blog that really brings book to life and is full of great ideas.
What’s your child’s favourite book of the moment?
This infographic is provided by Bright Horizons who have nurseries around the UK including a nursery in Teddington