Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Reading aloud to children helps to develop their imaginations and inspire creative play. Children will often act out stories that they hear and pretend to take on the identity of their favorite characters. This can help them learn to negotiate different social situations and develop a sense of empathy or compassion. They learn important problem solving skills from the actions of characters in the books that you read to them. I love how much I learn about what interests my children when they become particularly animated or excited by a book that we are reading.
Do you read aloud to your children?