We’ve read aloud to Bradley (our oldest) at bedtime for as long as we can remember. It’s become a ritual he and I look forward to every night.
Many parents know that reading aloud to their children has great benefits. Reading aloud helps our children’s oral language skills, builds their vocabulary, increases their attention span, aids in reading comprehension, and builds their natural curiosity. But I have also seen how reading aloud increases a child’s love of reading in general.
For me it is important to read books that I find enjoyable because I want him to see (and catch) the same enthusiasm I have for reading. There are several series of books I’ve read to Bradley that I am really looking forward to reading again (and again) for my younger kids later on. [Read more...]