There is nothing quite like curling up on the couch or snuggling in bed and sharing a story with your child. Shared book reading is one of the most important developmental activities families can engage in, sparking back-and-forth interactions with children and promoting early literacy skills. Studies have shown that print books encourage positive interactions between parents and their children far more than the digital options on tablets and e-readers.

Read more about the benefits of print books vs. digital options in this article from The New York Times

and don’t forget…Milford is blessed to have a fantastic children’s room at the Wadleigh Memorial Library with oodles of books to borrow and share with your kids. Consider an outing to the library and let your kids pick out several books that catch their eye!