3 Ways Reading Aloud Positively Impacts Children

Feb 09, 2024 by Alexa Bigwarfe, in News & updates

Reading aloud to and with children is an incredibly powerful way to impact literacy. Studies show that children who are read to for twenty minutes a day will be exposed to two million words a year! (Source: https://www.goldenstepsaba.com/resources/reading-statistics). 

Other ways reading aloud plays a pivotal role in a child's cognitive, emotional, and social growth:

1. Language Development: Unlocking the World of Words 


Reading not only exposes children to a rich and varied vocabulary, it also enhances their listening skills. For those seeking an extra dimension in language development, our collection includes two special books, Emma’s Sunflower and Rupert’s Snowman, designed to aid children with dyslexia in their reading journey. These books offer an inclusive reading experience via a dyslexia friendly font, making literary exploration accessible to all.


2. Cognitive Skills: Nurturing Young Minds 

Reading boosts cognitive skills in a substantial way. Comprehension and critical thinking take center stage, allowing them to grasp complex ideas and story structures.


3. Social and Emotional Development: A Journey of Empathy 


Reading aloud is more than a shared activity; it's an emotional bridge between the reader and the child. This bonding experience extends to the exploration of diverse characters and situations, nurturing empathy and social understanding. Our books focus on social-emotional learning, intertwining tales that resonate with the values of kindness, inclusion, empathy, and understanding.

The Ralphy’s Rules Series, The Kindness Machine and Mike Nero and the Superhero School are several examples.



The benefits of reading aloud extend far beyond the pages of a book. It's a journey of language discovery, cognitive growth, and emotional connection. Our books strive to amplify these advantages. We hope you’ll explore our catalog to see if you might find books that will be the perfect stories for you to read aloud with your child.

View our catalog here!