Parents, teachers and caregivers contribute to a child’s mental development by reading to them. A child’s brain forms meaningful connections in life and continues growing at a much faster pace during the formative years, more so in the first five years than any other time in their lives. Teaching a child through reading and helping them to read, really building their literacy, has a strong positive effect on their functioning patterns and brain development.
According to neuro sciences, interacting with your child through conversation, singing or reading, strengthens the existing links among brain cells and expands to create new brain pathways and patterns. These brain patterns as they continue to grow, form the foundation for future learning and intellectual ability.