Parents who read will have kids who read.
What example are you setting for your kids?
Do you plop down in front of the television at the end of the day and zone out?
Do you mindlessly scroll through your phone?
We understand life is busy (boy, do we!) and a bit of mindless entertainment can be what's needed to let go of the day's troubles. However, there are numerous studies that show that taking the time to read to our kids before bed improves brain function.
Here's a quick list of benefits you can start to see:
1. One-on-one bonding time with your kid.
2. Establishing a night time routine. (Very important!)
3. Improvement in basic vocabulary.
4. Pattern recognition. (Many bedtime books focus on routine and patterns).
For more in-depth information we recommend this article from Parents.com.
Also, check out this week's episode of "Sajja and Kabba" where Kabba reads Sajja a bedtme story.
What are some of your favorite bedtime stories? Let us know in the comments!
Here we are! The episode "M,N,O" will be wrapping up the first month of Sajja and Kabba videos. What an amazing first month it has been. The amount of love and support we've received from our friends and family has been extraordinary.
Perhaps the thing we hear that parents love the most about the show is how POSITIVE it is. (My nephew and niece now say "You good buddy" around their house). It is a wonderful feeling to know that our show is resonating not only with kids, but their parents.
The last couple of weeks we have been getting in touch with teachers to see how our show can be a resource to them. If we can be a tool that teachers can use in the classroom (flashbacks to Bill Nye in science class, anyone?) then we will have something truly special on our hands.
Please continue to reach out to us and let us know what you like about the show and what you would like to see more of! We really do listen!
A note about this blog: This is a new element we are introducing to our weekly tasks. We hope the thoughts, links, and discussions we have here will help you in your quest to raise a functioning adult - whether you're a teacher or a parent.
Peace and love!