do you think reading to your children from a young age is important?

@yanjiaren (9050)
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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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
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?
@yanjiaren (9050)
27 Feb 07
lovely
• United States
26 Feb 07
I think it is so very important to read to your kids not just for the education but the bonding as well, I love to read to my kids and that is there favorite part of the day, I wish I had more time to do it.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Feb 07
thanks so much..
• 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.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Feb 07
and now lots of internet lol..
• India
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.....
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@yanjiaren (9050)
24 Jan 07
that's a good one.. yes my son is a avid fan of internet learning may i add.. but i do love nice old bound books..especially the hand made ones..and no not every economical..lol
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
You are correct.. this really binds the relationship between the story teller and the children. In my part i do this to my brother and sister.. Aside from the knowledge they have learned, we are now very close to each other..
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@rlshaw (872)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Yes I read to my kids all the time.. my 1 1/2 year old loves to be read to .. i must read 30 books a day.. as i'm typing she is handing me a book..lol.. have to go read
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
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.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I believe it is important.. it's time well spent with kids and you reassure them that they are loved. It can also be a good de-stresser after a long day at work. You should try it sometime.
• 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. :-)
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@chetlog (624)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I believe that it is very important. I've been reading to my son even when he was still inside his mom's tummy and up to now he enjoys "reading" books.
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