Benefits of Read Alouds
Reading to your child is difficult due to many reasons. Evenings are usually packed, which means most people don’t have enough time to spend with their kids. You need to make time for your children, assist them with schoolwork and incorporate read aloud sessions into their routine. Not only is it a great way to spend quality time with your children, but will also improve their literacy level.
1. Reading aloud creates a bond
I am sure you agree with me that reading sessions give you a chance to spend quality time with your children. As a result, your child will feel loved, important, and thus creates a strong bond. When parents set time aside to read stories to their children they are improving their self-esteem so that they can read out aloud in class with confidence.
2. Improves their vocabulary
It is without doubt that reading aloud increases your child’s vocabulary. By reading text aloud, you children will learn new words. This is a great way to introduce your child to the dictionary as there are dictionaries available for all age groups. Once your child learns how to use the dictionary, their performance will improve drastically.
3. Better writing skills
Reading aloud can also create a lifetime interest in literature and he or she may even become a prolific writer. In fact, people who love reading become better writers because they are come into contact with lots of new words.
4. Improves their listening skills
Reading aloud can improve their listening skills as well. When you set time aside to read to your children, they will learn how to listen thus improving their concentration in class. By incorporating reading sessions to their daily routine, you children will become better listeners.
While you may not have time to read to your children due to overwhelming work schedule, it is important to set a few hours aside to spend time with them.