Pre-School Children love Fairy Tales. I can think of no better way to pass an afternoon than listening to someone narrate one of the classic children’s stories of all time.
My favorite, Beatrix Potters first charming tale of Peter Rabbit. Children around the world love to hear about the adventures of this lovable little rabbit as he sneaks to the forbidden garden of Mr McGregor.
How about the silly antics of Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne. Every child adores a romp through the Hundred Acre Woods.
Reading takes children into the wonderful world of fantasy. Fairy Tales help to spark imagination and curiosity. Fairy Tales usually have a moral that makes sense to preschoolers. Children love fairy tales because they are usually silly and bring to life animals and toys. And best of all, reading to young children encourages them to learn to read on their own. Kids get excited about books and continue to read on their own long after the fairy tale years.
Children of any age can benefit from books, and it’s always best to make time for reading. Audio books make it easy for parents and teachers to fit in extra reading time. A professionally narrated book is like a full scale play. The narrators bring the story to life while the children sit captivated until the very end.
Reading to children helps build vocabulary skills, become better readers and certainly reading to children will help to develop listening skills.
Just 20 minutes of reading to kids every day will make a fundamental difference in so many ways. Check with your local library, they usually have a story time program for preschoolers that meet regularly. Kids love to be part of a special group and this will add further encouragement. Build a strong foundation for your children now and see the benefits for a lifetime.