What happens when you read a story to your child?
Storytime. Isn’t it wonderful when we read a story to our children? Not only do we introduce them to a world of magic, but we get those special moments of snuggling up together, relaxing together.
But, did you know that when we read a story to our child, there’s a lot more going on in the brain than them just listening to the words you’re saying out loud.
So, what happens in our brain when we read a story or hear a story?
When we read a story or hear a story we find ourselves drifting into a trance like state. We drift into a magical world of visualisation using our imaginations. And, our imaginations are incredibly powerful!
Benefits of using our imagination!
When we imagine something, the most primitive part of our brain does not know we are using our imagination. Instead, it believes we are present in that very moment in real life, and so, what happens is that it gives us the chemicals we need to help us in whatever situation we are in…