Cultivating a Love of Reading and Language in your Child

This is a guest post by Emily Patterson (@epatt1062), submitted on behalf of Primrose Schools: child care aiming to deliver the best and most trusted early childhood education

Imparting a love of reading and learning in a child is perhaps the greatest gift a parent can give. Early literacy is associated with success in school. While reading difficulties, can lead to struggles in the classroom that increase the odds of future truancy, substance abuse, behavioral problems, and poor decision making skills.

Studies have shown that children’s books contain 50-percent more words that children are unlikely to encounter in spoken interactions, than television. In addition to a powerful increase in vocabulary, reading aloud to young children has been proven to increase motivation, curiosity, memory, and language and cognitive skills. [Read more…]