Rinehardt Injury Attorneys - December 2021


Even at a young age, reading to your children is an important tool to

conversation. Why? Because the human brain comprehends written communication differently than spoken communication. Preparing for Success in School According to a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 1 in 3 American children enter kindergarten without the necessary reading skills to succeed in school. But if you read to your children, you expose them to new words and help develop their listening skills as they listen to you read. You can also ask questions about their reading comprehension along the way to ensure they understand what is happening in the story. These skills are vital to academic success. Improving Your Relationship The best way to create a special bond with your little ones is simply by spending time with them, and reading to your child on a routine basis is a great way to do that. Plus, reading stories provides a positive and educational experience where they can talk to you and vice versa. This will help you learn more about your child’s developing interests so you can find new ways to encourage them to learn and explore their passions.

help them grow and learn while sparking

their creativity. Your child will help develop their early literacy skills and ability to focus, plus increase their social

skills and communication skills.

Inspiration Corner ERIC MILLER Improving Language Skills Reading to your child when they are an infant can help strengthen their language acquisition skills. If you continue reading as they get older, these skills will only grow. They begin to latch on to spoken communication. Improving their vocabulary and grammar skills through hearing the written word is even more effective than what they gain from everyday Our friend and colleague Attorney Eric Miller inspires us with his tireless work as a trustee for the North Central Ohio Land Conservancy, Inc. (NCOLC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding natural areas for the health and enjoyment of current and future generations. NCOLC identifies areas that are botanically significant and uses conservation easements to permanently protect them as nature preserves. NCOLC protects over 1,600 acres in and around Richland County. Their preserves are open to the public, and much of the land they manage has public hiking trails, including the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail (CFVST), which features more than 8 miles of hiking trails that wander through 600 acres of nature preserves. Two years ago, NCOLC started a program called Healing Land and People, in which they hire recovering addicts to remove invasive species from the land. The results have been amazing — many of the members of the program benefit from working in quiet woods and doing something positive. When you begin reading to your child, they gain a greater understanding of the world, which allows them to make sense of the things they see, hear, and react to in their daily lives. But the benefits of reading don’t stop there.

No matter which way you look at it, reading to your children provides a positive experience that will help them grow.

NCOLC crew members behind a pile of invasive bushes that they have just removed

If you would like to see old growth forest, waterfalls, and prairies without leaving Richland County, try walking the Clear Fork Valley Scenic Trail, which runs between Butler, Ohio, and the Newville Bridge on Pleasant Hill Road. Some of the preserves are living museums that represent ancient Ohio about as well as any preserve in Ohio. The NCOLC crew are experts at removing invasive species. If you encounter them along the trail, stop and talk to them. They can point out to you the native species they are protecting and teach you a little bit about Ohio’s natural heritage before they go back to work.


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