The Importance of Reading to Children
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein
Reading is an integral element of every child’s education while growing up. Alongside aiding cognitive development, it also broadens a child’s imagination. The emergence of the ability to think and comprehend or the construction of thought processes which includes memory, problem solving, and decision-making skills from childhood to adulthood is known as cognitive development.
Reading aloud to your child significantly provides them with background knowledge about their young world, feeding their curiosity and helping them make sense of what they see, think, hear and read.
When parents read to their children, it also provides an opportunity for one-on-one communication which sparks discussions and enables critical thinking skills as well.