How School Librarians Can Assist You:

    Reading with Your Children


    How to Read Aloud to Your Child and Why It's Important


    According to the Family Literacy Foundation, the many benefits of reading aloud with children are:

    • Children's self esteem grows as they experience the security of having a parent or other caring person read aloud with them.
    • Children experience increased communication with parents and other family members.
    • Children are introduced to new concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, and alphabet, in a fun, age appropriate way.
    • Children build listening skills, vocabulary, memory, and language skills.
    • Children develop imagination and creativity.
    • Children learn information about the world around them.
    • Children develop individual interests in special subjects like dinosaurs, cats, or cars.
    • Children learn positive behavior patterns and social values.
    • Children learn positive attitudes towards themselves and others.

    From the American Association of School Librarians.