- Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories.
- The interactions that young children have with books and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development.
- Parents (THAT’S YOU!) are the most important reading role models for their children.
- Teaches your baby about communication
- Introduces concepts such as numbers, letters, colours and shapes in a fun and engaging way
- Builds listening, memory and vocabulary skills
- Gives your baby’s information about the world around them
- Strengthens your bond with your baby
You can see how important reading to your baby is! If you’re not really sure where to start and need a little guidance to make reading to your baby more enjoyable for both of you, I highly suggest you take a look at my blog post, 8 Ways To Share Books With Your Child.