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Reading the SAME book to your child over and over makes them smarter, claim experts

Does your little one ask you to read their favourite book to them over and over and over and over again?!

While you it may slowly be driving you crazy having to regurgitate the same story three or four or 100 times…. it’s actually great for your child.

In fact, experts believe by doing so you are preparing them for academic success and making them smarter!

Reading the SAME book to your child over and over makes them smarter, claims experts

Experts believe you’re preparing your child for academic success by reading the same book to them. Source: Pexels

The hidden benefits of reading the same book more than once to your child

According to an article on Read Brightly: “The more a child reads the larger their vocabulary becomes.

“When a child reads or hears the same book multiples times, they become familiar and comfortable with a greater number of words.”

If you feel like you’ve memorised all the words then chances are your youngster has too. Pattern and rhythm are critically important for kids.

Have you noticed that TV shows designed for kids, such as Dora The Explorer, Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig, the characters repeat the same phrases? This is because language is more than just words, it’s how words sound and connect together.

Reading the SAME book to your child over and over makes them smarter, claims experts

Repetitive reading will also help boost their confidence. Source: Pixabay

Repetitive reading helps a little one become more fluent and accurate and once they’ve become accustomed to one book it makes the transition to another book easier.

The more you read the same story to your child, the greater their ability will be to understand the story. Plus, it will also help boost their confidence when it comes to reading other books.

Experts urge parents to read to their children from an early age

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents need to read to their children from the earliest ages for two reasons.

  • Bonding over verbal exchanges
  • Demonstrating how communication works

“The stronger their language skills are when they reach kindergarten, the more prepared they are to be able to read,” Brown University professor Pamela High told the PBS NewsHour.

“The better they read, the more likely they will graduate from high school.”

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Editor with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. When Jennifer isn't trawling the internet for the latest celebrity gossip she is running around after her son Kian.

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