The benefits of story time with your child.

Story Time

Children love story time! They love listening to stories over and over. Parents/Caregivers, don’t be fooled if you have older children (middle school & highschool). They love story time too! Pick up their favorite book and you will see that no matter what age, your child will sit and listen to a story.

Benefits of story time for elementary aged children:

  • Stories help develop a child’s imagination.
  • Stories help model language for children.
  • Stories help nurture a child’s listening abilities.
  • Stories help children comprehend the world around them.
  • Stories expose children to a larger vocabulary than the spoken word.
  • Stories introduce and reinforce concepts such as colors, shapes, letters, etc.
  • Stories encourage a love of reading.
  • Stories allow children to hear the modeling of letter sounds and words
  • Story time allows adults to model prosody, fluency, and expression.
  • Storytime models good oral reading skills for parents and caregivers to follow.
  • Storytime can help children become successful readers and learners.
  • Storytime introduces songs, finger plays and nursery rhymes to parents that can be enjoyed at home.
  • Story time creates a social opportunity for parents and caregivers.

Here is an article that discusses the benefits and provide tips for reading to your child.

It is taken from a wonderful bilingual website called Colorín Colorado. Stay tuned for future postings about teaching Latino children Spanish in an English-centric world.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/families/home/funways/?theme=print

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