Why is Reading to Children is Important?

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Reading to children yields numerous health and social benefits.

MedicineNet distributes health and medical information provided by doctors via various newsletters. The featured article in the Children’s Health and Parenting newsletter for April 7, 2018, was about reading to your children.

The article begins:

Parents who read to their infants and toddlers may help them develop skills that pay big dividends when they start school, a new study suggests.

REFERENCE:

Reinberg, Steven. *Reading to Your Kids Might Boost Their Social Skills. ~ MedicineNet*, MedicineNet, Inc., 7 Apr. 2018, www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=211358&ecd=mnl_chp_040918.

Reading to Children is New?

A new study? Reading to children is certainly nothing new. I thought that the benefits derived from reading to a child were or are so well-known that one would not think a “new study” would be necessary.

But there have been so many write-ups and reports about the negative and even damaging effects of technology on children, especially how tech toys and tools adversely impact their social skills and how they don’t know how to behave among real people because they have become accustomed to a virtual reality.

I am guessing that pediatricians and others who participated in this study thought it was needful to show proof of the positive behavioral impact that results from reading to children. 675 families took part in a program which ran from birth to age 3 where the adult caretakers read (and also played) with the children.

The children were evaluated 18 months later after the program had ended and it turns out they were well-behaved and paid attention. It is said that they maintained the behavior and attention skills they gained during the program.

Why a Surprise?

Not sure why anybody would be surprised at the results of the study.

Also not sure why anybody needed to be convinced that reading to a child has an extremely positive impact on their psychological, emotional and social development.

~ If you are a parent or grandparent or someone tasked with the responsibility of caring for young children (infants and toddlers), do you read to the children?

~ If you don’t, do you at least supply them with books and encourage them to read?

Final note:

Should you decide to read to your young children or make books available to them, I recommend Dr. Seuss books.

* * * Related or Similar Links:

The Benefits of Reading to Children: From Prenatal to Adolescence | Rasmussen College

16 Benefits of Reading To Your Child – Raise Smart Kid

Reading to Children is Essential to Learning | Child Development Center | The University of Texas at Austin

Importance of Reading to Your Children | Children’s Bureau

Exploring the impact of technology on young people’s reading lives | National Literacy Trust

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Author: Treathyl Fox

Work at Home professional since 2007.


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35 thoughts on “Why is Reading to Children is Important?”

  1. Rasma Raisters says:

    Reading is very important for children once they realize how many wonderful characters children’s books offer. Great information.

  2. Gauri V V says:

    Nowadays most of the children do not like to read books. Almost children engaged in TV, computer games, video games, etc. We have to insist on our children to read books and tell them the importance of reading.

  3. Aashish Hamal says:

    Really nice article. Its very helpful to know why the reading is important to the children. LOved it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. gullu says:

    wow, what an amazing contant, childern are the future of country its very important to educate then mentally well, very much good article i have ever read

  5. tungamirai mapindu says:

    Great article out there. I never knew all this, i only thought that reading to children was meant for them to sleep.

  6. Rabbi says:

    this article is very useful about children

  7. exvo says:

    nice article about the importance of reading for children, now I tell them reading books, thank you for sharing…

  8. imtiaz ahmad says:

    Marie vinn one of the greatest novelist wrote in a eassay that children could be avoided from bad societies in teenge , giving them a book for reading . so we should give advice to our children to read books for better future.

  9. Suraksha Rasaili says:

    Reading is very imortant for children.we should play great role to motivate our children for reading despite giving them much time in playing video games and sticking on internet.Thanks for the information. Great article!

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    this article was really awesome and informative .

  14. Maya Shrestha says:

    Reading to children is helping them open up their doors to imagination.

  15. Leslie says:

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    Beast article its play inportant great role to motivate our children kip going on thank for information ..

  17. Nisha Chamling says:

    this is amazing article right there about the importance of reading children. thank u

  18. tarek says:

    Nice article i hope to see more articles like this in the future <3

  19. Nischal Khatri says:

    THE article is great it focuses on assumptions regarding children. Do give it a read

  20. Au says:

    These article is very informative a d useful for parents who have children. I have a 2 year old kid and it helps me a lot on hiw to guide my chikd and motivate her mentaly and physically during reading books and it so fun to read with my kid . Its our bonding time together. Thanks.

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    this is one of the best articles till now about why the reading to children is important. nowadays children don’t prefer books rather they engage themselves on computer games, partying, etc. we all have to insist on our children to read books and we should tell them about the benefits of reading.

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  28. bocar kane says:

    Nowadays most of the children do not like to read books. Almost children engaged in TV, computer games, video games, etc. We have to insist on our children to read books and tell them the importance of reading.

  29. Amrit Chauhan says:

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  30. Pinky vj says:

    Great article and very informative. Reading is very important for children. All the children must realize the importance of studies.

  31. Emmanuel says:

    Wow!!!!! This is an amazing and informative article .

  32. Nasiru says:

    Wow really nice article. i hope many children come across this online and realize the importance of reading.

  33. Hanna says:

    Reading to children really helps improve their imagination and creativity. That is why it is really important and should be talked about more often. Thank you for this article!

  34. Manchaster says:

    This article gave me a lot of knowledge about important of reading for children. Thanks for the wonderful article. we should suggests children to read books.

  35. Sunil says:

    Very important and useful article. thank you very much for sharing.

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