When you are planning a story time with your child, make sure that when you are reading together, that you are reading aloud and enunciating your words so your children can build their vocabulary properly. Not only does reading aloud during their formative years allow them to enhance their verbal skills, it also helps them in various other areas found below.
- Builds motivation, curiosity and memory
- Helps children cope during times of stress or anxiety
- Take children to places and times they have never been – enlarging and enhancing their worlds
- Creates a positive association with books and reading
- Book handling and naming
- Understanding how stories work
- Recognition of sounds and letters
- Knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary
- Ability to listen
More statistics can be found here.
Start with a book about adventure, teamwork and imagination! The story of two squirrels, brothers Morten and Gordon live on a farm and are loving it. Whether they are watching the farmer plant his crops or sampling them, they always seem to be living life to the fullest. One night, a storm comes and the brothers need to find shelter. Morten and Gordon scurry up to the farmer’s porch and seek refuge from the weather in his warm boots, staying safe and dry all night long.
With vibrantly colorful illustrations by Ann Pilicer, “Morten and Gordon” is sure to catch a child’s eye.
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