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Posted August 7, 2009 | Leave a comment
Please read to me! Grandparents and grandchildren connecting with books
Children's books are magical! They are full of wonderful images and often offer some important lessons for children. An easy way for grandparents to connect with their pre-school and elementary age grandchildren is through reading. What are the benefits of reading together?
The most important benefit is having a quiet, special time with your grandchild. Imagine snuggling up with your grandchild in a chair to read. This will help you develop a warm relationship and a common interest.
Reading to children also helps them develop reading readiness. Children will become more familiar with letter sounds, recognize words, and develop a new vocabulary. Your grandchildren will also feel more confident about reading and books when they enter kindergarten.
Here are some tips to help you become your grandchild's favorite reading buddy:
1. Check with your local librarian for recommendations for books that would be appropriate and exciting for your grandchild as well as you!
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