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Reading has many benefits for people of all ages and the benefits start at a very young age! As parents, we are our children’s first teachers and by reading with our kids from an early age we can nurture their social-emotional skills by using books and stories to discuss how to understand, express, and manage emotions.  

In addition helping children manage emotions, reading with kids:

·         Increases vocabulary.

·         Develops the imagination.

·         Encourages critical thinking.

·         Fosters empathy.

·         Creates great bonding moments for parents and children

·         Widens children's worlds to new cultures and places.

·         Increases and strengthens emotional intelligence. 

So, let's get reading!  Also, reading to kids in their home language helps kids thrive!  

Now the fun part! We want to hear from you!


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We want to see what books you’re reading with your children!

Post an Instagram post reading to your child using the hashtag #MomsReading or share a photo or a short video

Have an interesting story to share on reading with your kids? Share it on MomsRising! 


Starting tomorrow, you can check out our awesome bloggers share why they love reading and follow #MomsReading to so you don't miss anything! 

Gemarla from The Mommy Elf: Leyendo con Los Niños (in Spanish)

Leanna from All Done Monkey shares her and her kids' Favorite Bedtime Stories

Diana from LadydeeLG shares her 5 year old's favorite books in Spanish  

Monica from MommyMaestra shares I Didn't Stop Reading to My Kids After they Learned to Read 

Divina from Dancing HotDogs shares Family Reads for a New Perspective 

Frances from Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes shares El Amor a la lectura comienza en el Hogar  (in Spanish)

Christa from Pura Vida Moms shares Tips and Trick for Reading Out Loud to Young Children (bilingual post!) 

Linda from Hispanic Mama shares Raising Latino Kids Who Read

Elle from Another Day Another Diaper shares For the Love of Reading 

Multicultural Moms on Multicultural Kid Blogs share Why Multicultural Moms Love Reading to their Kids  

Diana from LadydeeLG shares 9 Books about Kindness, Respect and Doing Good 

Need help getting started?

Check out these great suggestions—books that will help your little ones discuss and manage their emotions, talk about self-awareness, responsibility and more!


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