Read To Your Child… Infant To PreK
Did you know that reading to your children at a very early age often prepares them for success in Kindergarten and beyond? Yes, a simple and effective way to prepare our children for formal schooling is to read together on a daily basis. Children who are routinely read to from infant, toddler and Pre-K are much more academically prepared to learn than children who were not read to – AND – children who have been routinely read to enter kindergarten prepared to learn from the very first day! There is no to catch them up on skills.
So how does reading aloud together prepare our children for kindergarten? When we read, think about all words that your child is hearing and beginning to understand before they enter the kindergarten classroom. Studies show that the number of vocabulary words a child knows upon entering kindergarten is an indicator of academic success in the years ahead. In addition, reading to our children also develops their listening skills and attention spans which is very important to success in a classroom environment.