At the start, infants don’t understand much of what we say or do and why, but babies and young children thrive on routine, repetition, and shared activities. One such activity is reading!
Over time, frequently reading to your little ones teaches communication; introduces the concept of numbers, letters, colours, shapes, and animals; and buildings listening, memory, and vocabulary skills, to name a few!
As your babe gets a little older and reaches the milestone of their first birthday, the more they come in contact with storytelling, the more words they will hear, and thus the sooner and better they are likely to speak. Additionally, those who are read to by their parents often know more words by the tender age of two than those who were not read to.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, reading to your babes promotes positive connection between child and parent!
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