The benefits of reading to children is severalfold. As young children, we are comforted by the calm voices of our parents and the physical contact received while being read to. The initiation of reading develops a bond between parent and child.
As your children develops, you can introduce them to picture books, nursery rhymes, easy readers, and various transition books, which help expose them to many academic, psychological, and life principles.
PARENTAL – CHILD ATTACHMENT
A major area of concern in today’s society, is the phenomenologically increase or lack of parental-child attachment. We live in a society that has become so technologically savvy, that we are beginning to loose our personal intimacy with one another.
Attachment begins in the early stages of development. It is an emotional and physical interconnection that occurs when mother and/or father and child have an opportunity to bond. The bonding occurs through physical touch, comforting, playing, verbal and nonverbal communication, and intentional and/or unintentional affection.
The benefit of reading is that you are purposefully paying attention. You are offering a gentle voice and soothing embrace while reading your chosen literature. Therefore, children have a greater propensity of bonding with their parental caregiver.
*The views expressed by our authors are personal opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CCPA