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Reading Aloud for All the Right Reasons

“ The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school. ” -- National Commission on Reading -- Reading aloud to children is the home activity most associated with later reading success in school.   By now you have heard this message many times.   Let’s explore why reading aloud to your child is so important and how to make the most of your reading time together. Why it’s so important to read aloud to your child Snuggling up with a book becomes your child’s special time with you -- a pleasurable activity your child looks forward to.   The more enjoyable your child finds reading, the more he will want to read.   Wanting to read, or be read to, is a very important first step in learning to read.   The Dolly Parton Imagination Library recommends reading aloud to your child for at least 15 minutes a day if you can. Repeated exposure to books teaches your child the concepts