Written by Prestige Preschool Academy on October 5, 2015
Boost your child’s brain power.
Grab The Very Hungry Caterpillar and cozy up with your kid—new research suggests story time might boost your child’s brain power.
A recent study found that reading to children positively effects the areas of the brain that support reading skills. The results showed that children who are read to more often had increased activity in the areas of the brain which lay the foundation for learning, imagination and reading.
Behavioral evidence has shown that children who are read to, especially before school entry, experience stronger parent-child relationships and learn valuable language and literacy skills.
“We hope that this work will guide further research on shared reading and the developing brain to help improve interventions and identify children at risk for difficulties as early as possible, increasing the chances that they will be successful in the wonderful world of books,” Hutton said.
Story time is more than just quiet time before bed. Story time helps develop your child’s brain and prepares him for school. Read to your child each day. It’s a win-win situation for you and your child!
Need some story time inspiration to get started? Check out this list of 40 classic children’s books even adults love.
See more at: Story Time and Brain Development
Read the full article here: Science Backed Reason for Reading to Your Child – by Grace Elkus
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