• No matter their age, reading aloud to children is a time-honored way for children and parents to share quality time

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    • Develops a positive attitude toward books as a source of pleasure and information
    • Increases vocabulary
    • Expands the child's knowledge base
    • Stimulates imagination
    • Sharpens observation skills
    • Enhances listening skills
    • Promotes self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Offers many new friends since book characters can become quite real
    • Contributes to the child's problem-solving skills
    • Satisfies and heightens curiosity
    • Encourages positive social interaction