Top 3 Reasons to Read to Your Children Every Night Before Bed Time

Do you love reading to your kids before bed? Unfortunately, I’ve learned that in most families, there’s one similar routine. For instance, in my home, my kids used to play, relax, take a bath, do their homework and then go straight to bed. I tried adding a few soothing and happy songs into the ‘mix,’ but I felt like something was missing. So, I decided to read bedtime stories to them and noticed a couple of changes.

But why did I start this routine? Well, I came across compelling reports from showing that reading to your kids before bed gives them enough sleep all through the night. It went on to mention that in the morning, they wake up feeling energized and ready for the day! Here, I would like to take you through three essential reasons why you should adopt this routine too.

  1. You Spend Enough Time Together

I had a problem bonding with my kids. My regular work routine meant that I would only see them late in the night if I was lucky to get them still awake. Maybe the only time I got to interact with them was while taking them to school. So, I realized reading to them before bed gave us some good quality time.
Here, I should remind you that life gets quite ‘crazy’ once your kids go to school. With lessons, classes, meetings and homework, you might never get time to laugh and share your life experiences. However, the 10 or 15 minutes you get is all that you’ll need to take them through at least one chapter.

  1. They Learn How to Become Fluent Readers

One of the best memories I have while young is those few moments my parents sat next to me in bed just to read an exciting storybook. I learned how to be a fluent reader by listening to them. So, if you’re wondering why your child is unable to pronounce different words, you should try this method out too.
I would advise you to read the book slowly, ensuring that he or she has understood each phrase. You don’t even have to get ‘crazy’ with sounds and voices. One of my favorite things to do is to simply read normally and naturally on a comfy bed like the Rest Right Mattress. The most important aspect is to make sure that your kids listen to fluent reading. You’ll also get the perfect chance to correct their errors, something that their teachers often fail to notice.

  1. They Understand How to Develop Conversations

You may not know this, but your kids can quickly adapt to the discussions of the different characters in the story. Of course, this does not have to be a complete look at the characters in the book or the style or plotline. They only need to listen to clear reading and pronunciation, and you’ll note a significant improvement in their conversations.
I’ve discovered that kids can hear and understand how you process the text that you read. Eventually, they develop the same habit! After some time, add questions and engaging statements involving your child.
Stories are essential for your child because they help him or her look at the world differently. They also open their minds to different life challenges and experiences. Most importantly, I love reading stories to my kids because they improve their level of creativity and ‘sharpness’ while in class.
So are you convinced? I hope so! So, what you’ll do, take two books, and allow your child to choose one. After he or she has picked a good book, start reading, and I’m sure you’ll love it. It will even play a huge role in developing your relationships, better understanding, and performance as well as critical thinking!

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