Read to a child

Never too old

It’s been too long since I was around little children. There’s great pleasure in sharing your love of words, story and books, especially with children. Some of the many benefits include:

  • It’s fun
  • Calm a child down, even put them to sleep
  • Excite your own and the child’s imaginations
  • Deepen your relationship
  • Spend quality time together
  • Open up subjects which might otherwise be difficult to discuss
  • Develop physical and emotional closeness
  • Make all kinds of strange noises with impunity
  • Read wonderful, magical stories
  • Develop your skill at reading aloud
  • Exercise your brain and encourage the child to exercise theirs
  • Learn about the world and things in it
  • Teach necessary life lessons with subtlety
  • Improve vocabulary and language skills
  • Increase level of concentration
  • Develop a love of story and reading
  • Learn empathy for others
  • Practice reading skills to perfection
  • Readers learn to keep themselves amused, never bored