Reading aloud with your child is one of the best ways to prepare your child for reading and learning. Families can begin reading to children as early as 4 months old. Reading is a wonderful way to bond and spend time with your child while promoting language and thinking skills. Children who are read to often also hear a variety of more words which helps with later school success.
Reading aloud in a way that is fun and engaging to a child may come naturally for some parents but may not for all. Reading to a baby or toddler may also be more difficult due to their limited attention span.
Here are some tips to help you get started with reading aloud to your child: