One father in Ireland is suing Facebook. But wait, there’s more!
The father, whose case was brought to the Belfast High Court on Monday, is angry that his 12 …
If you’ve watched any amount of the Nick Jr. channel since your kid was born (and don’t lie, you know you have), you’ve had a talking moose all up in your face, bombarding you with the phrase “read to your kids 20 minutes a day and inspire a lifetime of learning.” Reading to your kids is immensely important, even if you think you’re just reading to an out-of-control tornado. At literally every step of development, your kids are listening to your voice and speech patterns and developing their sense of what “correct” speech sounds like – and not to mention, they’re also creating an emotional bond with you as the person sitting there reading to them.
Think about it this way – since your kids learn how to talk from how they hear YOU talk, you want to have a time where you’re giving them some “good input” – that is, sentence structure that’s better than your day-to-day slang-filled conversations. I know it’s cute when your kid repeats the f-bombs you drop, or when they say “no way dude,” because they heard you say it – but it’s much more of a crowd-pleaser when they recite Rudyard Kipling, believe me.