When we reflect back on our early childhood and reading it can bring up memories of snuggling up with someone we love and listening to a story. It can also bring up the feelings of safety and security. These experiences create strong parent-child bonds and a sense of well-being and safety. They also promote healthy brain growth, including positive emotional and social development.

To find out more HERE is an excellent article written by Zoƫ Kashner a freelance writer who previously was an editor for Scholastic's READ 180 program and also the editor of The World Almanac for Kids. In this article you can find many tips and ideas how to help your children in this important journey of their life.