May 14, 2019 - Reading!
Parents often receive advice from teachers and pediatricians to read aloud to their children. Science has now proven that reading to children actually changes their brains. Those who were read to at home demonstrated greater activity in the parts of the brain that help with narrative comprehension and visual imagery. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that, "Parents who spend time reading to their children create nurturing relationships, which is important for a children's cognitive, language and social-emotional development."
Many thanks to Miss Andrea for coordinating the Scholastic Book programme. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to choose books that can be read by or read to their children. Creating a home library shows children the importance of books and may increase the chance that they will want to read more.
Have books everywhere in your home! They will provide inspiration, motivation and allow your child to enter doorways into exciting adventures.