Leslie Mida, a kindergarten teacher here at LCA, discusses the recent New York Times article, “Bedtime Stories for Young Brains”. She explains the benefits of reading aloud to children and the ways it can drastically improve a child's vocabulary in ways regular speech cannot.

“Kids who had been read to a lot and had exposure to books from mom and dad at a young age simply did better,” explains Mida. Listen to the full interview to learn more about the benefits of reading aloud even as children are sounding out works and beginning to read for themselves.