Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Why is it Important to Read to a Baby?

There are many reasons it's important to read to a child, but what about a baby? Do they really get anything out of being read to? They actually do. 

Here are a few things they get out of reading:
  • It's important because they love the sound of your voice. 
  • It helps the reader to bond with the baby.
  • The baby starts to learn words when they make the connection with the pictures and the words. Reading builds vocabulary. You may not know they are getting anything from it, but they are. Kids understand words before they can speak them.
  • Many books for babies sound be tactile. Bath books are great and so are fabric ones. Let them put them in their mouth. 
  • If you have an older child, let them read to the baby in the family. They not only will bond with the baby, but also will become better readers themselves.
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