A new article at the blog A Plus, “Want To Spend More Time Reading Aloud With Your Kids? Here’s Why You Should.” reports on research done by Scholastic on the benefits of parents reading aloud to their children. The article links to Rebecca’s TED Talk.
Said Liza Baker, Scholastic’s executive editorial director:
“It’s so important to start reading from Day One. The sound of your voice, the lyrical quality of the younger [books] are poetic … It’s magical, even at 8 weeks old they focus momentarily, they’re closer to your heart.”
You can read the full article here.