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The value of reading to children

I recently read a piece from Bible Study Fellowship on the importance of reading to children and I thought it was worth sharing.

Raising your child to be a reader has so many benefits. It is informational. It stimulates the imagination. It increases vocabulary and a love of words.

It opens avenues for conversation and helps to teach character qualities, good lessons and offers role models — all while increasing the skill that is so instrumental in biblical understanding and Christian growth.

There are seemingly endless reasons to raise children who are voracious readers but the ability to discern and know the Bible as well as put other pieces of literature into its context will always be near the top of the list.