The Grade 3 children really enjoyed listening to Yusuke read The Enormous Crocodile written by Roald Dahl. Reading is one of the best ways to learn new vocabulary and to be able to speak and write English with confidence. Whether you’re reading a classic novel or fairy tales before bed, reading aloud to children can significantly benefit your child’s life. Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive development, which is the ability to think and understand. This helps to improve language skills and prepare for academic success as it enhances increased concentration and discipline. It is a wonderful way of developing a special bond with your child. When you begin reading aloud to your child, it essentially provides them with background knowledge on their young world, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read. It leads to improved imagination and creativity and a lifelong love of reading.