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Health Tip: Reading Out Loud With Your Child

It helps improve self-esteem
(HealthDay News) -- Reading aloud to your child is a great way to spend time together, and it helps the child develop and learn.
The American Association of School Librarians says the benefits of reading out loud to a child include:
Improved self-esteem and sense of security. Improved communication between child and parent. Exposure to concepts such as colors, shapes, letters and numbers in a fun way. Improved skills, such as listening, language, memory and vocabulary. Exposure to the world around the child. Development of positive attitude, healthy behavior and social values. Fostering a love of reading.