When parents prioritize reading aloud to their children like his do, children benefit in so many ways. Their vocabularies soar. Their comprehension grows quickly. Their display excellent verbal skills. Their attention spans lengthen. Most of all - and most importantly - they take visible delight in books!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Delight in Books
Our young friend turned two yesterday, and my husband and I delivered his birthday gifts on this sunny morning. His mom told me she reads Monkey With a Tool Belt every day to him. When the wrapping freed one of his gifts, he said, "Chico Bon Bon" and immediately opened the book (Monkey With a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem). We read together on the steps, him pointing to the tools Chico Bon Bon used to fix various things and laughing at what Chico found in the laundry chute (an elephant!). He then opened his other book (Otis by Loren Long) and quietly looked at by himself in a patio chair.