'It's well known that reading aloud benefits infants, toddlers and emerging readers.
Aside from introducing children to a love of literature and storytelling,
Writing contains more description and typically adheres to more formal grammatical structures than speech.
When you choose books that exceed your child's independent reading level, you promote language acquisition, increase vocabulary, and improve comprehension.
These benefits foster literacy in young people, but the pluses don't diminish just because the kids grow up.'
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