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It's very important to read with your children, and instill a love of reading in them.
It's very important to read with your children, and instill a love of reading in them. Not only does reading and being read to help children develop early literacy skills, it also helps them learn to value books and stories, sparks their imagination and stimulates curiosity, helps your child’s brain, social skills, and communication skills develop, and helps children better understand and cope with change and new or frightening events.
Reading stories with children has benefits for grown-ups too. The special time you spend reading together promotes bonding and helps to build your relationship.