What to expect reading together with a child
According to Nielsen Book Research Reports, since 2015, 80% of Young Adult books have been bought by adults.
When children read or listen to a story, they enjoy it and learn from the experiences of the characters. They also closely observe the adults’ reactions to different events in the story.
Adults, on the other hand, understand various allusions and cultural references in the book. They pick up on small hints of intertextuality and are generally more experienced readers. They can predict possible outcomes and show emotions of satisfaction when the ending meets their expectations or surprise when there is a plot twist.
Reading together with your child is not just about learning new things from the story. It’s about learning new things about each other.