The Benefits of Reading to Your Child

Reading to your young child has a slew of benefits, from early language development to forming social skills. But did you know that reading with your adolescent child also has benefits?

Reading from Infancy to Adolescence - Ensuring Lifelong Success

As parents prepare to register their children in Rocky View Schools during Advanced Registration Week, Jan. 13 - 17, 2020, the jurisdiction would like to emphasize the importance of reading to your children, from infancy to adolescence.

Research supports the idea that reading aloud promotes language learning and literacy skills, at any age. For younger students, reading aloud with parents increases their vocabulary and empathy skills, and also encourages them to read on their own. Reading aloud to teens demonstrates and models enthusiasm for literacy and books through the introduction of various genres of literature, such as poetry, biography or short stories. Learning to enjoy reading from a young age ensures children and adolescents will become lifelong readers.

To gain more insight on the importance of literacy, read Alberta Education's Literacy Fact Sheet.

The Benefits of Reading to Your Child

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