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Reading with babies
16 Apr 2012

It's never too early to start reading to your baby. Books are a great way to entertain your baby as well as a great way to build a relationship with your child in the first months of life.

Why read to a baby?

Holding your baby and sharing a book is a very special time.

  • Babies learn that reading is important when you hold them, and show them pictures in a book, and you talk about the pictures.
  • Babies enjoy being read to because they like the sound of your voice and they like having you close for some special time together.
  • Babies enjoy looking at the pictures and listening to the rhythm of your voice long before they can understand the words.

Books are great for encouraging a range of important skills, such as:

  • talking and understanding language
  • imagination
  • concentration
  • creativity
  • listening
  • problem solving.

For more – have a look at the topic Reading with babies.