What will children think of when they hear a story? Will they try to retain what they hear? Memorize it, perhaps? Or will they create their own 'stories' from what they hear? My children, when they listen to a story, remain attentive, in silence. Very still. Then, they start asking questions. Maybe
What will children think of when they hear a story? Will they try to retain what they hear? Memorize it, perhaps? Or will they create their own 'stories' from what they hear?
My children, when they listen to a story, remain attentive, in silence. Very still. Then, they start asking questions. Maybe looking for connections, explanations, answers. Now finally, we know what happens in your brain.
What happens in the brain of children when you read a story
A study conducted at the New York University by neurologists from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center des in the US, reveals curious facts about what happens in the brain of children children when they listen to a story. In that instant, certain areas of the brain are activated. How do they know? To find out, the scientists performed a MRI scan of each child who listened to a story through headphones. The children who participated in the study were between 3 and 5 years old (preschool age). The researchers found that children who were read more at home, had more developed areas of the brain than children who were hardly read stories. But, what areas are these ?:
those related to the semantic field and with the formation of images .Benefits of reading stories to children
The conclusions of this study are clear: reading to children at an early age contributes to the faster development of their ability to recognize language and above all their creativity, imagination and fantasy. But there is more:
- Improves language development.
- Increases and enriches children's vocabulary.
- It is an engine for fantasy and creativity.
- It is a vehicle for the transmission of values.
- It is an excellent base that enhances your reading comprehension.
You already see that reading, and out loud, to your son, has many benefits for him. Do not think that because he is little he will not understand what he hears. While you read, he imagines a story, creates his own 'illustrations' of the story in his mind. When you learn to read, you will have fewer difficulties, a richer vocabulary, and a greater ability to understand what you are reading.