Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

10 Technologies that Bring the Family Closer


1
The Printing Press

Sure, the printing press may have been around for more than half a millennium, but no high-tech gadget can bring a family closer than a beloved goodnight story or a dog-eared classic that everyone can enjoy. Reading helps children build a broader vocabulary, increases language acquisition, builds listening and memory skills, sparks the imagination and teaches kids about the world around them. You can watch movies, listen to music and play video games with your kids, but if you want to help them expand their minds, you need to teach them how to read. Reading brings your family closer and helps your children acquire the tools they need to succeed in life. So pick up a book start bonding. You (and your kids) will be glad you did!