The benefits of the Children's Book
"If you want your child to be smart, read books to him.
If you want him to be smarter, read him more books."
This is how Einstein is said to have replied to a mother who was looking for ways to stimulate her child's intelligence.
Indeed, it has been shown after many studies by scientists and experts of various specialties (psychologists, educators, neurologists, speech therapists, pediatricians, etc.) that when we read a children's book to the child, we help him develop so many skills that we can't even imagine! Indicative:
- The child's imagination is stimulated, which is important for him to become even more curious and creative.
-His vocabulary is enriched.
-The ability to express what the child thinks and wants to tell is enhanced.
-The child's ability to concentrate is encouraged.
-Emotions are learned and recognized through the heroes of the book.
-They feed thoughts on managing various emotions and solving problems.
-They help the child to understand everyday concepts such as friendship, family, death, environment, animals, etc.
However, the benefits that an adult who reads to a child can also have are not few:
-He finds a way to pass a message he wants to the child.
-Can participate in games with the child based on the book they read.
-It has a stimulus to start new conversations with the child.
-Has a good time as he tries to make the reading interesting, or funny, or dramatic by changing his style and tone of voice.
Let's hug our children, nephews, neighbors or students and read children's books together! This bond is unique, the moment is magical and it pushes us to become children again!