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Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

(HealthDay News) -- Reading aloud to your child is a great way to spend time together, and it helps the child develop and learn.

The American Association of School Librarians says the benefits of reading out loud to a child include:

  • Improved self-esteem and sense of security.

  • Improved communication between child and parent.

  • Exposure to concepts such as colors, shapes, letters and numbers in a fun way.

  • Improved skills, such as listening, language, memory and vocabulary.

  • Exposure to the world around the child.

  • Development of positive attitude, healthy behavior and social values.

  • Fostering a love of reading.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 8/7/2014
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