The importance of reading to your child

Is reading aloud to your child really that important?

Yes, says the National Network for Child Care. Here's why: it increases your child's vocabulary, stimulates the imagination, teaches him how to listen, helps improve self-esteem and encourages positive social interaction.

Something else the network recommends: Make sure you choose a book that you enjoy, too. If you aren't enthusiastic, it will show. And as you've probably noticed, your child will have favorites and loves to hear the same story again and again.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
30% - 9645 votes
70% - 22649 votes