Parents teach you to love, laugh and run. But only by coming into contact with books, it turns out that you have wings.Helen Hayes
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In the early months, 3-6 months of age, the baby will enjoy mirrors and pictures of faces, shapes, and colors. The baby will begin to make sounds, reach out, and touch the images. Choose books with interesting pictures and textures.
A newborn infant won’t understand everything you’re doing. But reading aloud to your baby is an excellent shared activity you can continue for years to come, and it’s essential for your baby’s brain. It’s great to read books to your infant baby right from the start. You don’t have to wait until your child is talking. Even from premature infancy, reading to your baby initiates to teach her to recognize the sounds and rhythm of language, and reading books is comforting and fun.
Reading is also an excellent method for fathers, grandparents, and older siblings to bond with the baby. Studies show that children who are read to a young age develop improved language skills and raised interest in reading, improving their quickness. Attempt to make reading part of your daily routine with your baby, for example, at bedtime.
You can start out reading the infant stories or books for a few minutes at a time. And extend to more extended hearing and reading sessions as your child grows mature and evolves a longer attention span. Discover a comfortable and cozy place to read and turn off other disturbances. Make the story come alive by using different voices for different characters, and even acting out pieces.
Children can be fascinated by different books, depending on their age, growth, temperament, and life experiences. Newborn babies like books with interesting and engaging colorful things to look at and touch. Toddlers also like books that make sounds and have fold-out sections they can lift to reveal hidden surprises. Preschoolers enjoy and appreciate books with more detailed pictures, rhymes, funny words, and exciting stories. You can enthrall Newborn infants with books about animals, trucks, princesses, baseball players, or children like themselves. Try out different books with your newborn infant to see what he enjoys.
- teaches a baby about communication
- introduces concepts and pictures such as numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a pleasure way-
- builds listening, memory, and vocabulary skills and expertise
- gives babies information about the world around them
The more stories you read loudly, the more words your baby will hear, and the better they’ll talk. Hearing different stories and words helps create a rich matrix of words in a baby’s brain. Infants whose parents speak and read to them know extra words by age two than kids who have not been read.
Importance of reading books to infant:
- The baby hears you using many different emotions and distinct expressive sounds. This assists in social growth and emotional evolution.
- It stimulates your baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions. It motivates social development and thinking skills.
- Your baby boosts language skills by copying sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words.
We can help our infants find the tools they need to flourish in life. Having an approach to information by the printed word is an absolute necessity for children. Knowledge is power. And book reading is more than just a practical tool.