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Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to set them up for success in life. Interactive story time helps children develop pre-reading skills, build vocabulary, improve language, and ignite their imagination.
When children read stories with bright pictures, they learn to make connections between the spoken and written word. They start recognizing letters, numbers, and common words. Story time also helps children develop important pre-literacy skills like book handling, left to right tracking and identifying the front and back of a book.
Reading engaging stories aloud to children exposes them to a wide range of new vocabulary words. The repetition of these words in different stories helps children learn and retain their meanings. This vocabulary building lays the groundwork for future reading comprehension and academic achievement.
Story time activates children's imagination as they immerse themselves in the creative world of books. Character voices, sound effects and gestures while reading help bring stories to life for children. Imagination fosters creativity and divergent thinking that are crucial for future innovation.
At Kangaroo Kids International Preschool, story time is a daily part of our program. Teachers read a wide selection of picture books specifically chosen to match children's interests and developmental levels. Children particularly look forward to story time as a fun bonding activity with their teachers and classmates. Through interactive reading techniques, our teachers make story time engaging and meaningful to maximize the benefits for students.
Therefore, make story time a part of your children's routine at home. Choose books with rhyming words, repetition, and vivid illustrations. Read aloud with expression and enthusiasm. This will help lay the foundation for your children's future academic and life success.
Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to set them up for success in life.