We are a book loving family. Deen would spend his whole day reading books if he could and that is something that makes me proud. I have always loved to read and when I was pregnant with him I envisioned reading books to my child. I currently don’t have a reading area, but in our new house(that we are currently building) I am hoping to incorporate a reading area somewhere for our kids. I started reading to Deen him early on and I think that honestly helped him with his advanced vocabulary. We also loved baby signing time but we can talk about that another day.
Reading to your child from the time they are a baby creates a love for reading that the child will continue to nurture throughout their life.
Board Books Vs Paper Books?
When I was searching for books for Deen when he was a few months old I couldn’t decide whether to purchase a board book vs paper books. From what I see, the difference is that sometimes the paper books include a few more pages to the story that the board book doesn’t have…. BUT… the book is so much safer with a toddler if you buy the board book version. The child will enjoy holding the book on their own and you as a parent will not be worried that your child will tear the pages. For a baby to about a 2 1/2 year old I would purchase the board book copy as this will last you for years to come.
Why Read Aloud with Children?
– Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing
young children for success in school and reading is to read aloud
– Many doctors believe that a child that has never had the experience
of being read to is not a fully healthy child. The American Medical
Association has suggested that all doctors prescribe “reading to
– Reading aloud with children regularly is an extremely effective
medium to build relationships and communicate with children.
– Children’s self-esteem grows as they experience the security of having
a parent or other caring person read aloud with them.
– Children experience increased communication with parents and
other family members.
– Children are introduced to new concepts such as colors, shapes,
numbers, and alphabet, in a fun, age appropriate way.
– Children build listening skills, vocabulary, memory and language skills.
-Children develop imagination and creativity.
– Children learn information about the world around them.
– Children develop individual interests in special subjects like dinosaurs,
cats, or cars.
– Children learn positive behavior patterns and social values.
– Children learn positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
-CHILDREN LEARN THE JOY OF READING!