The image of a parent reading their child a bedtime story is one of the most iconic of it means to be a parent – and as it turns out, there’s strong scientific support for the importance of this kind of nightly ritual. Reading is one of the best ways for children to stimulate their imagination while developing their cognitive and linguistic abilities, and reading to a child helps with many crucial aspects of development. At The Blue Elephant, our mission is to help every child be their best self by offering world-class private preschool to kids in Frisco and the surrounding areas, so we’d like to take a moment to explore what makes reading to your child so important.
It may be tempting to skip that bedtime story after a long day, but your child is missing more than just a story. Reading to your child carries a number of impressive benefits, so whether you read to your child at night before bed or during the day, here are some important reasons to keep up with it:
We hope this blog helps shed some light on the importance of reading aloud to your child, and we encourage you to read to your child more whether you do currently or not. But in addition to bedtime stories, children need a nurturing classroom environment to grow into their best selves. That’s exactly what we provide at The Blue Elephant, and if you’d like to see it in action, we’d love to speak with you. Contact us to schedule a tour and join the TBE family today!