Is it teething time for your little one?
There is nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book and the same goes for kids. And as your little one grows the time they have spent reading and their love of books will greatly help them in adulthood.
 
If you ever needed encouragement to get your little one reading, these ten reasons will help.
 
Exercises their brain
Reading does to our mind what running does to our body – so help your youngster maintain a strong, healthy head by giving them plenty of reading material.
 
Stimulates their mind
Watching television or playing video games provides fast-paced stimulation which can actually have a negative effect on them. However, books while stimulating, are much more slower, giving your little one plenty of time to absorb the information and be stimulated.  
 
Helps reduce stress
Nobody is immune to stress and the best thing about reading is that it helps you relax. Everyone can do with a stress-buster and as your child grows they will appreciate the calming effect books have on them so much more.
 
Increases their vocabulary
We can all do with a little help in the vocabulary department, and obviously the more your youngster reads, the more words that they will come across.
 
Educates them
Books are a great source of education and even if they are non-fiction most kid’s books have some message in them that will help your child in their everyday life.
 
Helps improve memory
Books require your youngster to remember characters and backgrounds in order to follow the story. And the more your child needs to remember, the better the brain becomes at remembering things.
 
Encourages better concentration
When reading a book your child needs to focus and concentrate on the text to fully take it in. as they do this their concentration skill and attention span will greatly improve.
 
Helps improve their writing
Just like it introduces kids to a large vocabulary, reading books introduces your youngster to various writing styles, fluidity and various techniques.
 
Entertains them
Entertaining kids is an expensive task but, join a library, and books are free – just as long as you bring them back on time. Your kids can go on a trip around the world and you won’t have to spend a penny. 
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