The importance of story time

Paulc488 By Paulc488, 2nd Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Kids

Story time can be a magical time for both parents and children, it helps develop a love for literature, helps with family bonding and encourages the development of a child's imagination.

Reading to your children can help build a bond that lasts a lifetime

I am a huge believer in reading a bedtime story to your children every night before they go to sleep, as I feel it helps you to bond with the little ones and gives you valuable time with them every single day. For me personally I started reading to my eldest daughter Sophie at bedtime back when she was just a little baby and our night time story sessions now include her younger sister Lily. Over the past seven and a half years we have gone through a large variety of books and now Sophie has started to read to Lily and I once or twice a week. Watching both girls eyes light up as we read the many different stories we have is just magical and there is no doubt that story time has helped develop a very strong imagination in both girls.

I really look forward to this precious time with my two little ladies and we have a different story every day, the girls have a huge collection of books now so there is lots of choice and variety. Sophie is now seven and Lily is five, and they both really enjoying learning to read and I believe that our daily ritual of story time has helped to encourage her love for books and learning.

After all, we all know that reading is a very important skill that helps us all as we go through life and anything that helps our children develop this important skill can only be a good thing. I'm sure that one day it will be my girls that will be reading to their little ones and teaching them the wonder of books, this thought makes me immensely proud and when that day comes I will know that it all started with our daily story time session. Books are a fantastic way of building a life long bond between parent and child, as well as a great way of learning a very important skill, which is key to all things in life.

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Imagination, Kids, Reading, Stories, Story Time

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