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
- problem solving.
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