Reading can take you places you never thought you could go to.
Make reading a fun and enjoyable time to be together!
*As parents talk, sing and read to children, the children's brain cells are literally turned on.
*Children who learn from parents that reading is fun may be more likely to sustain efforts to learn to read when the going gets tough.
*Reading aloud to young children is so critical that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe reading activities along with other advice given to parents at regular check ups.
*If daily reading begins in infancy, by the time a child is 5 years old, he or she has been fed roughly 900 hours of brain food! Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes a week and the child's hungry mind loses 770 hours of nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories.
*Being read to helps a child absorb great amounts of information about the world and how it works, especially if parents lead children into discussing what is read.