Bedtime Reading

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A few months ago, I wrote here about one of our newest programs for very young children, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. It was also featured in the March – May issue of LINK, our quarterly newsletter.

Since we launched this program, several people from around the community have commented to me that 1,000 is sure a lot of books; they wonder if it is reasonable. In most cases, their children are grown. As the conversation continues and they remember reading to their children at bedtime, remember reading several books a night, they then realize 1,000 books is indeed reasonable.

With bedtime in mind as a frequent time to read to your children, I recently saw a list of “twenty benefits of bedtime stories.” Reading to young children can make a profound difference in the lives of children as books are shared as part of a regular bedtime routine.

Here are just a few of the reminders of the importance and benefits:

  • Reduces stress
  • Makes bedtime easier, more enjoyable, and something to look forward to
  • Helps a child feel special and loved as they share quality time
  • Builds a bond and opens avenues of communication
  • Encourages reading
  • Builds a child’s vocabulary
  • Fosters imagination
  • Improves creativity
  • Expands the child’s world
  • Creates memories

Read to your children, encourage parents and caregivers you know to read to theirs. The benefits to parent and child are immeasurable.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 03/20/2014 09:50:48 AM | 

Thank you, Ann, for these reminders about the benefits of participating in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
Posted by: Amy Chase ( Email ) at 3/20/2014 1:29 PM

Very nice post. Thank you for sharing
Posted by: susan ( Email ) at 3/21/2014 9:17 PM

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