Reading to your children is important

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Reading is an important element in our lives. We read stop signs, important letters, social media posts and interoffice memos and more.
Without a fundamental knowledge of reading and comprehension, these daily tasks would be considerably harder.
The love of reading begins at an early age. Most parents read their small children a bedtime story.
According to, there are 10 reasons why you should read to your children. Reading builds a stronger relationship between parent and child, and it encourages academic excellence and basic speech skills. Children who are read to also have the potential to develop better communication skills, a mastery of language, logical thinking skills, acclimation to new experiences and enhanced concentration and discipline.
Every Friday until Nov. 10, the Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library will be hosting story hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children ages 3 to 6. The program is also free to the public.
This is a perfect opportunity to not only expose your child to the joys of reading but also a social experience.
Children can meet and talk with other children their age and acquire a new playmate and friend.
The social benefits are great as most toddlers are struggling with sharing and other issues associated with acting around other people.
We applaud the efforts of our county library system. Administrators and staff at both branches are constantly working to ensure the residents of this county are well read and informed.
Reading to your children is an important step in their quest to become the young scholars of tomorrow.
Parents, if you have the opportunity, load the children in the car and take them to Story Hour with Mrs. Missy this Friday.

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