5Ws Magazine One - Page 62

Why Read aloud with Children? According to “Reading aloud to children: The evidence” an article by Elisabeth Duursma, Marilyn Augustyn, B Zuckerman 2008 “Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emergent literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent. In addition it can promote a love for reading which is even more important than improving specific literacy skills. When parents hold positive attitudes towards reading, they are more likely to create opportunities for their children that promote positive attitudes towards literacy and they can help children develop solid language and literacy skills. When parents share books with children, they also can promote children’s understanding of the world, their social skills and their ability to learning coping strategies.”