How often do you read to your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents and caregivers to read to children from infancy on every day; however this recommendation is only followed for fewer than half of children under five. Scholastic‘s research demonstrates that reading aloud with children is not only a worthwhile way to encourage language development, but also creates a special bonding time that children get to spend with their parents.
For more information on the benefits of reading aloud with your children, visit the following:
- Why It Is Never too Early to Read with Your Baby, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Reading Aloud at Home, Scholastic