The Benefits Of Reading To Your Child

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With the advance in technology and gadgets, one might think that the habit of reading out bedtime stories might be on the decline. However, when asked online how often did people read to their children, it was encouraging to note that at least three out of ten online respondents did so every day.

According to a report published in the UK-based newspaper The Guardian, reading to young children stimulates their development and gives them a head start when they reach school. The report quotes studies conducted by researchers who have reviewed studies on the effects of reading. Additionally, sharing a bedtime story with a child promotes their motor skills, improves their memory and emotional and social development.

Despite it being such a beneficial habit, why aren’t more people reading to their children? Tell us what you think at readers@gulfnews.com.