My kids love when I tell them a story, especially when it’s their favorite story. Sometimes, my son will tell me his own version during story time. It’s really awesome to see how much he remembers!
He doesn’t know how to read yet (that will come with practice); but, he asks to hold the book to flip through the pages and tell me the story.
Story time is special at our house. I try to carve out a good 30 minutes for that everyday. Sometimes that 30 minutes is broken up into two 15-minute story times.
Why is Story Time Important
Story time is important for your child’s imagination. It helps your child picture places and things and people. It helps them develop language and listening skills and later understand written words. Reading also develops a closer relationship between you and your child.
You can make story time even more special by adding activities that go along with the story or having a Book Box with items that help them retell the story to you.