The benefits of reading to your child, even your unborn baby, can lead to some very imperative elements in life. Did you know that babies who are read to will know more words by the age of two, than babies who are not read to? When you read to your baby, just hearing you pronounce syllables and sounds, builds up a link of words in the mind.
But don't just read, become the characters of the story so baby have the ability to express a variety of emotions and sounds. This can also help with language and communication skills. It also gives them a flair for good memory, excellent listening, and outstanding vocabulary abilities. By reading to your baby, you introduce him/her to great concepts such as letters, shapes, numbers and colors, while providing a plethora of information about the world around them.
Reading to your baby gives him/her the ability to utilize the five senses (well most of them anyway) as they focus on, pointing and touching many objects, as well as hearing related sounds to what you read. They become curious and ask many questions for thorough understanding and form social advancement and thinking skills.
However, the best part about reading to your little one is to build a connection between the two things your baby love the most, and that's to hear your voice and build a sense of closeness between you and baby. No matter how you look at it, it's a win-win situation. As baby gets older, he/she will have a tendency to link books to contentment, and before you know it, a bookworm is beautifully formed.
Blushing Dimple Boutique Favorite Book List:
1. Dr. Seuss, "Oh The Places You'll Go" (while you're at it, pick up the new Dr. Seuss bodysuit HERE.)
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
3. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
4. Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
5. Pat The Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt