Reading is a very big part of our lives, and it is important that parents and caregivers foster a love for reading with our children.
There are many benefits to reading with your children starting at a young age. Some of the key benefits of reading with your children include;
- Supported cognitive development
- Improved language skills
- Preparation for academic success
- Developing a special bond with your child
- Increased concentration and discipline
- Improved imagination and creativity
- Cultivating a lifelong love of reading
Follow this link to read more about the benefits of reading with your children.
Benefits & Importance of Reading to Children | Children’s Bureau (all4kids.org)
You don’t need to have an extensive library at home to enjoy reading with your child. The Ottawa Public Library is a great place to start if you are looking for some new books to read with your child.
Many branches of the library have a great kids area set up, so bring your child with you and allow them to explore the books and find something they are interested in. This will help to keep your child engaged while reading.
Did you know that the Ottawa public library holds special events and programs for different age groups throughout their branches? Some of the programs they offer are Preschool Story time, Baby time, Family Story time, STEM programs and much more! Check out the following link to find an event or program that will interest your child!
Find a program or event | Ottawa Public Library (biblioottawalibrary.ca)