Reading Books to Children

Learn Why Books Are Important for Your Baby’s Development

Reading Books to ChildrenBabies begin to hear your voice around 16 after they are conceived.  So they begin learning how to listen while inside of the womb.  As, your babies hearing develops they will begin hearing other sounds besides their mommy’s voice and can even recognize those sounds once he or she is born.  A baby is similar to a sponge and takes in everything that he or she hears or sees, even before they are born.  If you don’t want your child to exposed to certain language or behaviors, you should begin to change your ways before you become pregnant or during the early stages of your pregnancy.

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When Should I Begin Reading to My Baby?

Reading to your baby is very important and it helps develop their communication skills at an early age.  In fact, you can begin reading to your baby while they are still inside the womb.  While inside the womb, you baby won’t understand what you are saying but it helps them develop their listening skills.

Incorporate Reading Into Your Infants’s Nightly Routine

Once your baby is born, you can incorporate reading into your child’s bed time routine.  An infant, may not understand what you are saying but they quickly learn the languages rhythm.  They also enjoy hearing repetitive sounds and words, so it is important to find books that have repetitive words.  A baby has a short attention span so it is important that you keep your baby interested, you can do this by varying your pitch or changing your voice.

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16 responses to “Learn Why Books Are Important for Your Baby’s Development”

  1. Carla J Gardiner Avatar

    With the birth of my newest grandson, number 5 we are adding to our children’s library. These are great recommendations.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Carla. 🙂

  2. Erin Avatar

    What a great post! It is so important to read to your children, and let them start reading and looking at books as early as possible! 🙂 Its so important to introduce reading to children at an early age!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree Erin thank you for sharing.

  3. Carele Belanger Avatar

    How interesting this is! Thank you for sharing it. I do believe that books are important for babies. wow!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting Carele.

  4. Cindy Taylor Avatar

    So true!! It is so important to read to babies. I was with Usborne Books for 16 years and spent lots of time sharing with new moms how critical this is…moms often just don’t know! Thanks for getting the word out there!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Kudos for taking the time to help new moms Cindy.

  5. Tom Holmberg Avatar

    Nice post and reading list for a child’s development. I don’t have kids but I will pass it on to friends that do

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing Tom, I appreciate it.

  6. Meire Weishaupt Avatar

    I think that is extremely important to create the habit of reading to the children. It looks like you are doing an awesome job!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for visiting Meire.

  7. Carl Mason-Liebenberg Avatar

    No kids here but I can certainly believe in the value of reading to kids..even during pregnancy…

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing Carl.

  8. Delia @ Blog Formatting Avatar

    Great book recommendations, thanks for sharing! I read to my daughters from a very early age and even now they sometime like to be read to 🙂 It’s a great way of spending time together as a family!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you Delia.