You’re probably ready for some well-deserved sleep by the time you’ve laid your baby to bed. However there is yet another thing you need to do before you kiss him or her goodnight, that is to read a nighttime story.
Reading a naptime tale is akin to making deposits and watching it grow and here are some reasons why you should read a story to your child before bedtime.
1. It Strengthens Your Relationship
Reading a story to your child before bedtime is a great way to spend alone time with them, as there is no email to attend to, housekeeping to do, or tv and movies to take your attention away from the two of you as you embark on a fairytale ride together.
Oftentimes you find that it is increasingly difficult to get distraction-free quality time as your child gets older, so reading every night is one great way to develop your relationships and give the two of you something to look forward to.
2. It Boosts Their Vocabulary
It has been proven that introducing your youngster to linguistics will help them improve their language skills. This is a veritable avenue for your child to be taught new words as well as new methods to use the ones he or she already knows.
A larger vocabulary helps boost one’s self-assurance. Among children, being outspoken with words has a beneficial social effect such that when interacting at home or away, your child will feel confident and optimistic, which inadvertently reduces the likelihood of being a dissatisfied individual.
3. Morals are Taught
Morals are popular in kids’ literature, such as a puppy learning not to bully or a duckling learning the importance of integrity, and so on. You’re training your child on the importance of morality every night as you read together.
You’re instilling in them the value of compassion and the significance of considering others. The best thing is that these teachings are shown in ways that your youngster can understand rather than being delivered as harsh sermons from an adult.
Encourage their creativity by providing opportunities for them to express themselves. Your youngster will learn to use their imagination by retreating to new and imaginative realms within the pages of a cherished book and observe how a book’s pages or a beautifully illustrated doodle come to life on the lawn.
To re-create the imagery in their minds, your youngster will learn to focus and listen intently to the details you’re reading. This is an important part of being creative, and you will appreciate this skill every time you get a personalized birthday card.
4. It’s a Lot of Fun
You may have taken for granted how delightful it was to read these bedtime stories, but reading to your child every night can reacquaint you with all the fantastic classics you loved as a kid.
Although you may have significant adult thoughts to process, going on this journey with your child every night can be just as enjoyable for you as it is for them.
Among a parent’s most essential responsibilities are to equip their children with the instruments they need to develop into good people. Reading provides essential intellectual, social, and emotional learning tools that, according to studies, will help your child build a strong basis on which to establish his or her future.
Five minutes of reading each night can make a significant difference for both your child and yourself, so ask your school librarian for recommendations for books to check out.