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Your Child's Love Of Learning Begins-> Your Child & You #046
February 01, 2012
Child Development Guide Newsletter --> Your Child & You #046
"The Web's Most Popular Parenting Tips Newsletter"
In this issue we'll discuss...
1) Your Child's Love Of Learning Begins
2) Quote Of The Day
That's because a child who is read to is more likely to enjoy reading and will want to learn to read. Once your child becomes passionate about reading he/she will have the opportunity to enjoy a lifetime of learning.
Reading aloud stimulates the brain and serves as the foundation for literacy development.
Studies show that the more a person reads, the better he/she becomes at it and students who read the most are more likely to stay in school and experience academic achievement.
I recommend these tips to make reading aloud fun and interesting for your child...
1. Begin reading aloud to your child as soon as possible. Reading to infants helps them develop a sense for the rhythm and pattern of language.
2. Remember, the art of listening is acquired. It must be taught and cultivated gradually. Read slowly enough for your child to build mental pictures of what he/she has just heard.
3. Reading aloud helps children develop their imaginations and creativity. Looking at illustrations also encourages an appreciation of art.
4. If chapters are too long for one reading session, find a suspenseful stopping point.
5. Use plenty of expression when reading. If possible, change the tone of your voice to fit the dialogue and adjust the pace of your voice to fit the story.
6. Avoid long descriptive passages until your child's imagination, vocabulary and attention span are capable of handling them.
7. Unusually active children may find it difficult to sit and listen. Paper, crayons and pencils allow them to keep their hands busy while listening.
8. Encourage conversation about what is being read. Foster your child's curiosity with patient answers to his/her questions.
9. Remember to set aside regular reading times each day for your child to read on his/her own.
That's it for today.
Helping You Raise A Happy Child,
* How To Empower Your Child To Succeed
* How To Reduce Tantrums, Freak-outs And Outbursts
* How To Stimulate Your Child's Imagination, Creativity And Intellect
* How To Boost Your Child's Confidence With Positive Reinforcements
* How To Handle Your Own Angry Outbursts And Enjoy Being A Parent Again.
3) Quote Of The Day
"Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow"
~ Thomas Bray
About the Author
Daniel Dwase is the editor of http://www.Child-Development-Guide.com. He is a father of one. His free weekly newsletter goes out to thousands of parents worldwide and provides the latest parenting tips, strategies, techniques and instruction on how to become a better and informed parent.
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