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Why is it important to read with your children?

By July 11, 2018October 23rd, 2023One Comment
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One of my favorite things was to read with my children. There’s nothing like snuggling together and sharing the adventure of a good book.

As an adult, I still enjoy hearing a story read.

Often, I close my eyes, so I fully enter into the story. And when I do, my imagination begins to conjure up the characters, the setting, and even the scents.

But how important is it to read with your children?

Recently, I interviewed Ladey and Abbirose Adey, a mother-daughter writing and illustration team, about their new book, Little Unicorn: What’s Your Name. We discussed the book, but also why reading with your children is so important. Click the picture below to hear the 20-minute interview.

Here are the links mentioned by Ladey and Abbirose:

Book: Little Unicorn: What’s Your Name


Podcast: The Ladey Adey Show

Facebook group: The Little Unicorn

My favorite point in this interview is that children of all ages love to read together.

When you read with your children, it helps them learn the sounds and cadence of words as well as stirs their imagination. Reading a repetitious story, one that may even bore you after the 100th time, is fun. It’s more about the joy of reading than it is to discover something new. There’s a time to challenge yourself and your child with a new book, but don’t forget that reading for joy is important too.

Did you have a favorite book as a child? Post the title in the comments. Mine was Hippity Hop Around the Block. I mentioned this book during the interview and am surprised to know that it is now available. Can’t wait to read this to my grandkids. ?

If you need help, please reach out. I promise to listen without judgment and help you take the next step.

  • Kirsten D Samuel

    I empower Christian wives to discover they are seen, loved, and heard. These women find the freedom to be who they are beyond their partner’s struggles, and find hope that there is a life worth living.

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