Why read to your child who can already read?
Because just 5 min a day of reading out loud will lead to 30 hours in a year of literacy. Parent lead reading out loud has been shown to be more effective than tutoring in terms of test scores and academic success.
In addition to academic success below are some additional benefits of reading out loud even after you child has learned to read to themselves.
• Encourage imagination
• Build family connections
• Encourage empathy
Pictures books are rich with vocabulary words that promote new connections. The pictures help to link the stories in the young mind. We as parents help pick the books and can direct focus on planting seeds of empathy, kindness, and problem solving