Teaching your child to read early has multiple benefits and is the key to your child's academic future.
The main reason is that reading is at the heart of all formal education. As the child becomes a toddler, he/she will enter a new world of speech, movement, and imagination. In most cases he/she will start speaking first words and learn several new words every week. The more language the baby hears, the more words it will have available to name objects or express feelings. By 18 months, it may start joining these simple words into sentences. At this age, reading to your child should be a regular part of your daily routine. Story-time encourages language development and communication, in a loving, playful context. Toddlers often want to assert their independence so you should let your child choose the book to read, as well as the reading location. In order to interact more effectively with your toddler, make reading a two-sided activity in which both of you participate. You may read the worlds and the child may speak, point, coo, laugh, or thump the page. This is perfectly normal and the child is beginning his relationship with books. We read to the kids everyday and we encourage all of our children to pick their own books.
Hi my name is Margo; I've lived in Valley Stream for over 15 years. I am the loving and very, very proud mother of one amazing 18 year old son, Isaiah. Thankfully, I am able to live my dream of caring for and nurturing young children.