Find Books That Catch Your Child’s Attention to Keep Them Interested in Reading
As your baby becomes more interested in looking at books, you will find that they like brightly colored books that have shapes, animals, numbers, ect. These types of books are great for introducing new vocabulary words to your child’s memory bank. Remember you don’t have to read your child the entire book to be beneficial if your child is restless and shows signs that he or she isn’t interested. You want your child to develop a love for reading, love the connection that reading develops, and enjoy listening to your voice.
Benefits to Introducing Reading at an Early Age
Reading helps develop your child’s receptive language skills that are an important part of learning how to communicate. Also, reading helps increase their vocabulary. Many kids love the routine, interaction, cuddles, and attention that they receive while they are being read too. Toddlers love interactive story time. So it is important to find ways to involve them during story time. You can ask them questions about pictures in the book or find a way to relate the story to real life scenarios. Also, you can ask your child to point out objects in the book that they are familiar with such as where is the dog or ball?
Do you enjoy reading to your child?