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6 Ways Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond with Your Kids and Cultivate a Love of Reading

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to connect with them. And it's not just for babies and toddlers. Independent readers enjoy having books read to them too. The fact that audiobooks have become popular is a sign that even adults enjoy a good read aloud as well. If that doesn't convince you, check out these six benefits of reading aloud with children.

6 Ways Reading Aloud Can Help You Bond with Your Kids and Cultivate a Love of Reading

Quality Time

Reading aloud to children gives them your undivided attention, which can help them feel that they matter to you.

Positive Communication

Reading aloud creates an opportunity for conversations to blossom. The conversations might start out being about the book and turn into learning new things about one another or with sharing a laugh.

Create Memories Together

The most special memories are often created by the little things we do together. Being intentional about setting aside time to read aloud a few minutes each day can create memories that last a lifetime.

Fun Together

Reading a book together can be tons of fun, especially if the story is gripping or silly or full of twists and turns. You can also make the read aloud fun by using different voices or acting out some of the scenes.

Discovering Books

Reading aloud is a great way to introduce a love of books to children. Offering a variety of content such as different genres, writing styles, characters, and storylines can help children discover their love for reading.

Just do it!

Add reading to your calendar, if only a few minutes each day or each week. Make a commitment to read early (babies love read alouds too) and read often. Take advantage of the many benefits of reading aloud to your children.

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