do you think reading to your children from a young age is important?
January 24, 2007 5:02pm CST
i am a person that likes traditional methods..reading to kids is a great comfort to them ..apart from sharprning their learning curve.. what is your view on this? also a nice cup of hot choc goes a treat..it's a whole love and comfort thing for me..a good unwinding bonding session..for adults and the young..
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27 Feb 07
I read to my child ever since she was was a few months old. I think that's one of the best things that you can teach a child- to develop love for reading and books. Now, at five years old she can read and appreciate the stories. I think books also made her more imaginative, as she makes nice version of stories on her own. I always buy her books especially when they are on sale. She has so much now plus the princess magazines that she's keeping in her collection. I keep her busy through that so she won't have time for TV anymore. It's a good diversion don't you think?
• Sri Lanka
26 Feb 07
I did not bother much to read to my son. I encouraged him to read explaining when I had to. I gave him bath books when he was a baby and he could identify characters and turn to those pages when I name the character. He is a keen reader now at 14. But unfortunately they don't do the king of reading that we did when we were that age.
24 Jan 07
hey im all for reading books to kids. the only reason i've grown up to be the voracious reader that i am is BECAUSE my parents instilled the habit in me at a very tender age. also, one should have lots of books just lying around. i used to pick up just about anything and start reading. soon, i voluntarily rejected magazines and picked up sherlock holmes instead. also,uhm, i think it was because my parents used to read and talk about various issues on the dining table, because it helped me grasp a multifascated outlook to life. but in a nutshell, yes, reading to a child from a young age is a good thing to do. you could probably even have him addicted to e-books soon. they are eco friendly anyway.....
26 Feb 07
I think it is a good bonding time. Reading to kids is a great way to spend quality time for both the young and adults. Through the stories, the kids will learn a positive values that they could possibly emulate as they grow up. Through these readings, i grow up as a reader and it was good for me because i learned to read faster than other kids my age. When i was a kid, my granny read to me at bed time. I enjoy reading stories to my siblings too.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes I feel it is very important to a child to build up their vocabulary and mental skills. It also does provide a great bonding session as you put it and of course is valuable in every sense of the word. Statiscally I have read that it doesn't make up a child's success though. A child's success is based more on the economic static of the parents and background more then actual education and so forth and so, though I find it hard to believe. Who knows though, but I would do it anyway. :-)