I completely agree! I was a teacher before I was able to become a stay at home mom with my little man and I believe it is never too early to read to a child! I have been reading to my son since he was in the womb! He is 7 months now and from a very early age he has been very engaged while I read to him. He will look at the pictures I point to on the page. He will also look up at me and watch me read the book then look back to the book... as if he is processing that the words I am speaking are from what is on the pages- he's starting to grasp the concept :) Now, he even enjoys helping me turn the pages (with a little help from mommy of course!). The point is, children love to be read to! Plus, early reading helps children develop an understanding of language, vocabulary, and helps them understand tone of voice while you read. It is never too early to help a child develop a love for reading and learning!!
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Review 3 for Books Good To Read Good To Chew On
Date:May 23, 2013
I agree completely! We started reading to our 3 month old and people said that it was ridiculous. Well it was a great way to spend quiet time with her and now at 11 months she loves "reading" by herself and always reaches for her books! Sometimes she even gets mad when we try to read to her... little miss independent!! She especially loves the books that have different textures in them.
I think it is never too early to introduce books to your child. Our older daughter was in the NICU and the nurses suggested we read to her so she knew we were there. She loved it, she calmed down and it helped her sleep. By 4 months she loved to turn the pages of big board books, especially the ones which had touch and feel features. She never chewed on them, but then she never really chewed on anything. By 8 months her favorite activity was to read books. Now she is 2.5 and still loves to read, she asks us to read about 15 books a day. Our son is 4 months and he also loves to flip the pages of the board books, and he loves to chew them! Help your kids establish a life long love of books and stories. It is a great way to spend quality time with your little ones and it gives them an appreciation for literacy, one of the most valuable skills a person can have.
it sounds like the things we do with our older children in school first we just look at it, discuss what we think it is about , explore pictures etc. this gives the children an appreciation for books and reading.