Here at Easyread, we are often posed the question “Should I still be reading to my child whilst they are doing the programme?”
Our response? “Yes, it’s great if you can.”
We are all for continuing to read to your child whilst they are doing Easyread – the only thing we are hesitant about is asking children to do extra reading practice on top of the built-in reading activities.
Reading to your child not only opens up a world of pure imagination (name that film!), but also increases your child’s vocabulary, according to a recent article published on the New York Times.
“Books contain a more diverse set of words than child-directed speech,” said the lead author, Jessica Montag, an assistant research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside. “This would suggest that children who are being read to by caregivers are hearing vocabulary words that kids who are not being read to are probably not hearing.”
You can continue reading the full article here.