We’ve all heard it a million times: Read to your children. It helps develop pre-reading skills. It’s good quality time to spend with your child. It’s your duty and obligation as a parent.
Okay, so maybe that last one is a bit strong but don’t we have a responsibility as parents to help our children? The point is that those who tell us to read to our children usually have very good reasons for telling us to do so.
Here are ten reasons that I have come up with why we should read to our children:
- It’s quality time with our children.
- It’s educational.
- It provides great teaching opportunities.
- It inspires creativity.
- It gives our children a perspective on the world around them.
- Books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day help our children feel better.
- It’s a positive way to put our children to sleep at the end of the day.
- It keeps our children quiet for about 10 minutes. . . . Sometimes more, sometimes less.
- We like the illustrations and stories too.
- What else are we going to do with all those books?
I’m sure there are plenty more reasons to read to our children and I would love to hear about them during our very first Twitter Party about “How to Raise a Reader”. I hope you will join me on September 8th at 7pm PST/10pm EST, where we will be talking with @BusyMommyMedia about early reading and how to help our children learn. We will also answer questions at the end of the party regarding our Learning Circle blogger program.
#MomStorm Twitter Party
Hosted by @BusyMommyMedia
Please RSVP at BusyMommyMedia.com to be eligible for the giveaways during the party
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm PST / 10:00-11:00 pm EST