It as always been said that reading to your children is important – of course we all know it is a wonderful bonding experience to cuddle up on the couch, arm around tiny shoulders and read to your littlie. Now Huffington Post reports on a study published in the Journal of Paediatrics which talks about the the positive effects reading has on a developing child’s brain. Parents who spend time reading to their children “create nurturing relationships, which are important for a child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional development.” This new study that provides evidence that reading is important in stimulating the parts of young children’s brains that help with “mental imagery and understanding narrative”which is crucial for the development of language and literacy.
This study actually proves that reading aloud to you child has a biological impact on brain function- so keep reading to your babes!
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