The Penguin class recently took a field trip to the Augsburg Library. While there, they used their imaginations to play and also looked at many different books. Exposing children to books at a young age helps to build a strong foundation for later learning. Being read to helps children to :
Develop Language Skills- Children hear new language sounds, and will repeat them
Build Vocabulary- Children hear new words and learn to connect words with pictures
Develop a Longer Attention Span- Children will learn to sit and concentrate for longer periods of time if read to consistently
Reading also introduces children to m any educational concepts such as shapes, colors, letters and numbers.