Reading Books: Start reading to Your Child at an Early Age.

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The effects of reading books are numerous. Starting to read books on a regular basis at an early age has two effects, increased comprehension abilities and the promotion of vocabulary growth.

Reading skills are essential to success in society today. The ability to read is highly valued and important for social and economic advancement.

In today's society, parents should start the reading process as soon as possible, even while the baby is still in the mother's womb. By reading aloud, the mother and father can start developing their child's listening skills early, allowing the baby to become accustomed to the parent's voice as they read. Once the child is born, he or she is more open to daily readings and looks forward to them. Spend time reading, playing, singing, and talking to a child every day and ask that whoever is with your child do the same. As the child begins trying to talk, parents will find their child's language skills much more advanced than those parents who decide to wait.

Even though it's usually too early an age to expect a child to read, parents will find that as a result of reading books, the child will be more confident while reading and speaking in front of people. This skill is important to have in the workforce and for school in today's high tech society.

One of the effects that reading has on a person is increased comprehension (the ability to understand more terms or words, over a period of time). Reading can be a challenge, but it is one that must be met in order to succeed. Children who are successful readers are able to share words that express feelings, ideas, and information that young and old alike can interpret, understand, and apply in their own lives.