Many parents spend countless hours reading bedtime stories to their babies.
According to a new study, your efforts with baby are well placed.
Researchers found that reading books to infants can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary school.
Why is it good to read to babies?
But reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can continue for years to come — and it’s important for your baby’s brain. teaches a baby about communication. introduces concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way. builds listening, memory, and vocabulary skills.
What age should you start reading to your baby?
Birth to 1 year:
In the early months, hold your baby close and read, talk and sing to her. By 3-6 months of age, your baby will start to enjoy looking at mirrors and pictures of faces, shapes, colors. She will begin to make sounds, reach out and touch the pictures. Choose books with interesting pictures and textures.
What benefits do children gain from reading?
10 Benefits of Reading
- Children who read often and widely get better at it.
- Reading exercises our brain.
- Reading improves concentration.
- Reading teaches children about the world around them.
- Reading improves vocabulary and language skills.
- Reading develops a child’s imagination.
- Reading helps children to develop empathy.
- Reading is a fun.
How do I make my newborn smarter?
Here are 20 ideas for fun and simple things you can do to boost your baby’s IQ.
- READ A BOOK. Your child is never too young to be read to, says Linda Clinard, a literacy consultant and author of Family Time Reading Fun.
- CUDDLE AWAY.
- MAKE EYE CONTACT.
- NARRATE YOUR DAY.
- USE THE RIGHT TONE.
- COUNT ALOUD.
- POINT YOUR FINGER.