13 Reaons to Fall in Love With Family Reading
Reading is fundamental to your family’s happiness. Carve out 20 minutes for family reading and you and your children will reap the benefits for years to come.
A 2018 study review published in the journal Pediatrics found that reading along is “significantly beneficial to children and their parents.” Benefits abound for parents and kids…
Family reading is good for parents because it:
Makes you feel like a better parent (strengthen parent's feelings of competence)
Improves your relationship with your child
Reduces stress & depression
Family reading is good for children because it:
Improves problem-solving & decision-making skills
Reduces behavior problems
Increases concentration & attention span
Helps kids make sense of the world
Creates positive association with reading - builds a lifelong love of learning
Most importantly, family reading is joyful! It…
Involves snuggling & lounging in an intimate space
Creates rituals and “special” time
Breeds shared laughs & insights
Ready to get started? Turn family reading into a ritual with 3 easy steps
Pick a time. Bedtime is perhaps the most popular, but breakfast and after school work well too
Find great books. We can help with that! Get 2 great books delivered to your door each month.
Generate conversation. Ask probing questions, do an activity that brings a story to life or have a debate. Our reading guides are the difference between reciting words & connecting over a book.
Have questions? Ideas? Feedback? Email us - let’s get the family reading conversation started!