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Various studies have repeatedly shown how important reading is for children and for child development. How many parents read to their children? How does reading to children affect development? How can reading be incorporated into everyday life?

Reading encourages children

Regular reading aloud is difficult for some parents. Against the background of different academic results, however, this means a disadvantage for children and their development. Because reading aloud has many benefits and lays the foundation for children’s positive academic and personal development. So they come Reading studiesthat of Reading Foundation, together with “die Zeit” and the Deutsche Bahn Foundation be carried out annually to the conclusion that development children who read regularly more positive than children who are never or rarely read to. This is the case with elementary school students who are regularly read to easier to learn to read. In addition, these students would better grades, bigger vocabulary and they themselves would get more excited about your own reading and general they prefer to deal with texts. Regular reading aloud also promotes social skills and social interaction. So these kids are more about that trying to integrate others and that too sense of justice of them is more pronounced. Additionally, children’s descriptions are more positive and they are more likely to grow confident and happy be notified. In addition, regular reading has a positive effect on the family climate, because it is, among other things, stimulus for further discussions between parents and child.

That also Institute of German Economy has in his IW Report 39 positive correlations between regular reading aloud at age 6, regular reading aloud at age 10, and school performance detected at age 14, which is reflected in grades in German, mathematics and foreign languages.

and Reading Study 2019 The Reading Foundation, Die Zeit and the Deutsche Bahn Foundation also concluded that many parents have a very limited or narrow definition of reading aloud and what it means. Many would therefore assume that reading aloud only involves reading in an analog book with a large proportion of text. However, that also counts Read aloud on an e-reader or watch one together picture book or comics read aloud, even if parents verbally describe what is seen in the picture. Besides, it would still one third (32 percent) of parents of children between the ages of 2 and 8 tell their children rarely or never read aloud. If the educational level of the parents is low, this value even increases to 51 percent. Half of fathers (58 percent) would also often read too little. Regarding mothers, working mothers would read aloud more often than non-working mothers. The foundation’s recommendations are children 15 minutes a day read for a long time. But how can it be integrated and implemented in everyday life?

Integrate reading into everyday life

Thus, the positive influence of reading aloud to children and their development was shown. But how to incorporate reading aloud into everyday life and what is important? That it doesn’t matter whether one is reading a text-heavy book, an e-book, a picture book or a hidden book, or even a comic book, it doesn’t really matter. In any case, it is important that the reader entertainment does and this Joy can also be felt and communicated. In this way, this joy can be transferred to the children and they develop their own joy and curiosity about the subject. It is primarily due to Tempo, pitch, built-in pauses and occasional eye contact be made with a child, which underlines the story and builds tension. Also facial expressions and gestures can be used for support.

In order to be able to involve the child as best as possible and thus stimulate further discussions that have a positive effect on the family atmosphere, the children can also be addressed directly. Come Questions and comments while reading na, he should accepted will. Even after reading it, it should time to talk or a discussion can be scheduled. In general, it is useful to keep in mind that Listeners in the center it costs This also includes something is read aloud, which he also likes and follows current interests. So children should participatewhat they would like to read to them.

In order to establish regular reading aloud, a fixed time to find where there is enough rest and time. The best time is direct before sleep on. Reading aloud can easily be incorporated into a bedtime ritual, making it an integral part of everyday life.

of location reading should be included quiet and comfortable be. It can be a sofa in the living room, a corner with pillows and blankets in the children’s room or a cot, which is especially useful if reading aloud is part of the bedtime ritual.


Regular reading encourages children in their academic, social and personal development. As a recommendation 15 minutes called reading aloud during the day. It is regardless of what is read, which can also be a picture book or a comic. It is important that the reader and listener fun and joy have. What is read, the child should have participate and should be adapted to current interests. The time just before bed is a good time to read aloud Part of the bedtime routine can be tightly integrated. When reading, readers can use their voice, pace, gestures and facial expressions play to build tension and underline the story. Come questions or comments when reading it should addressed these directly and there should also be enough time afterwards to discuss what you read. In any case, the joy of reading and listening and the dialogue that can arise is key.

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