As we get older, even the simplest of menial tasks can become a little difficult. Age affects our joints, making it harder to move like we used to, sometimes our memories are a little unreliable and we might not have as much energy as we used to. The same can also be said for our eyes. As we age, our eyes don’t focus as easily from near to far distances, this is due to a condition called presbyopia, which is related to the lenses in our eyes becoming less flexible as we get older. It’s incredibly common, and if you think you’re developing this condition, speak with your optometrist for advice. I have worn reading glasses since my teens, I do wholeheartedly believe it is because I read in the dark as a child.
Have you ever seen a kid in a movie or a TV show asking for their parents to read a bedtime story? And how many times has your child asked you to do the same? Reading aloud to children before they fall asleep is not just a thing of the past or a cinematic nod to suburban culture; it’s a routine which is good for children and their development. American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends reading to infants from birth. Some researchers suggest that bedtime stories are boosting child’s brain development in many ways. So, here are some actual benefits both children and parents can receive from this lovely routine.