Preschool Reading is Important!
Preschool reading is IMPORTANT!
Lisping the words, "Wead me a book pwease!" my preschooler ran and jumped on my lap. So...I settled down on the couch with a cuddly preschooler in my lap and read her favorite book.
...I recall in my mind the joys of being a home school Mom.
The importance of preschool reading can not be underestimated!
Many studies have shown that preschoolers who are exposed to reading before school age are better prepared for learning in the future.
As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare her to learn to love to read!
Reading is Important!!
- Reading helps a child learn to communicate and share her ideas.
- Early reading is linked to better communication skill later.
- Reading can teach a new concept like potty training, the dentist, surgery. When my daughter Autumn was ten she had to have surgery to remove her colon. Reading a book about surgery and having a colostomy was very helpful for her to understand what was going to happen to her. It was a visual way to explain the unknown.
- Learning to sit still and listening, teaches a preschooler concentration. Eventually, as you your reading time expands your preschooler will sit still for longer periods of time.
- Creates a stronger tie between parent and preschooler
- Reading can be taught to be fun not a chore. My children love to read to read an to go to places they might never be able travel to!
- Books help preschoolers minds to develop new words, reading feeds the mind
- Helps increase their IQ
The Most Important Book For Preschool Reading... the Bible.
- Choose small short passages.
- Stick to stories of the Bible.
- Choose one story a day - remind them that these stories are true history.
- Start at the beginning - help them understand creation and how God made all things...even them!
- The Bible is set up to tell us about who Christ is and what he has done for us...share that with your child.
- Find a good Bible story book with pictures to help reinforce with visuals.
Great Preschool Bible Books
- "The Picture Bible" by Iva Hoth
- "Good & Evil" 6-pack - comic books
- "God Made Them All" by Carlson, Melody
Tips for Preschool Reading
- Read their favorite book over and over
- Create funny voices.
- encourage reading to be an exciting experience that they can not wait to learn to do.
- Point to things in picture books and name them
- Set aside at least one regularly scheduled time each day for reading
- Ask questions: "What is going to happen next"?, "What color is that"?
- Go to the local library - we go once a week and come home with over 45 books.
- "Let" them read in their bed for quiet time.
Collect Quality Classic Children's Books
To Teach and Develop the Mind.
- "The Complete Tales" by Beatrix Potter
- "65 Years of Little Golden Books by Golden Books"The list author says:"6 of the most popular children's books: The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Scuffy the Tugboat, and The Shy Little Kitten."
- "Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book"! by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel
- "Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt"
- "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
- "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown
- "The Giant Jam Sandwich" (Sandpiper Book) by Janet Burroway
- "The Complete Adventures of Curious George" by H. A. Rey
- "Corduroy" by Don Freeman
- "The Little Red Hen" by Bryon Barton
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