Why is reading aloud good for my child?
Reading a story together has many benefits for your baby and child. That's right, I said 'baby'. The earlier you start reading stories, acting them out or singing songs, the better. Experiences with stories from an early age has a positive effect on their later life.
Even when your child can read themselves, reading to them is still important. In doing so, you provide continuity in your child's literary development. And it's also great fun! Just think of all those audiobooks that even many adults are still fans of, or podcasts.
The biggest benefit is advanced language development. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers who have had stories read to them from an early age, develop a head start on language development. They get a better feel for language and more extensive language comprehension.