Child Development

How To Foster A Love Of Reading In Children

Heather van Mil

According to research conducted by the Early Literacy National panel, one of the best things new parents can do for their child is establish strong early literacy skills. Reading habits in particular can have a huge effect later in life. They have been shown to have a long list of benefits from improving speech and increasing attention span to strengthening the parent-child bond to enhancing social skills in general. These effects, among others, contribute to building a strong foundation for future academic success and achievement. The benefits are so substantial that it is easy to forget that all of this can be achieved by simply opening a book with your child.

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