If you want to know how to encourage empathy in your child, look no further than your bookshelf. Books are the perfect tool for building both emotional and intellectual empathy. However, simply reciting the words on the page is not making the most of this valuable empathy tool.
Reading aloud to children is a wonderful bonding and learning experience, and in many homes it is commonplace. Many parents can remember re-reading the same book over and over night after night to their eager toddlers. Then we move on to more complicated picture books and early novels, and then our children learn to readContinue reading “Reading Aloud to Children: 6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Your Big Kid”
The benefits of reading to children are immeasurable, and they have been studied and cited countless times. As it turns out though, how you read to your children also makes a difference.