• 3 Simple and Affordable Ways to Prepare your Child for Preschool

    Help your child reach his fullest potential early on with these ways you can practice at home.
  • boy drawingIn a world dominated by gadgets and constantly evolving technology, it’s still good to know that centuries-old and traditional ways of imparting knowledge to your child are still effective.
    In an article written by Jon Schnur for TIME, he lists several ways that parents can unlock their child’s academic potential, without breaking the bank and through simple ways. We round up some of his most striking suggestions on making sure your child optimizes his development in preparation for school.

    1. Read to your child every day and expose him to books.

    Before the iPad, video games, and TV were in existence, books were the most (if not only) reliable source of news and information for everyone. Similarly, the spoken word from books not only helps one practice reading and comprehension; it also helps foster a bond between the reader and the one being read to. 

    This is why Schnur recommends reading to your child for at least 20 minutes daily. Try setting aside a portion of each day and designate it as “reading hour”. You’ll discover just how relaxing and therapeutic the gift of reading can be. 

    Here are just a few of the benefits of reading to your toddler:

    Promotes longer attention span. Reading involves more brain processing.

    Develops listening skills

    Stimulates the imagination

    Builds vocabulary

    Develops a love for books and reading

    Can be done at home or elsewhere

     

    You may also want to read:

    How to Develop Your Baby’s Love for Reading 

    Read to your Baby Today! 

    5 Tips to Nurturing a Love for Reading in Your Toddler 

    Nurturing The Reader In Your Child: 5 Strategies To Get Your Preschooler To Love Reading 

     

    Choose books that capture your child’s interests, and be encouraging when it comes to his pace in learning how to read. Let it be a pressure-free experience. Don’t rush him.

     

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