Laura loves books. Her mother knows this because when she sits down to read stories to her every night , her daughter waves her arms with enthusiasm and joy, screams and reaches out for the book every time she sees it.

Laura is only 6 months old, but is already on her way to becoming a good reader .


Benefits of reading

You are probably wondering about the benefits of reading for your child. Logically a baby will not understand everything you are doing and why. We should not wait until the child can understand what we are saying before beginning to tell stories, or sing lullabies until he can hum or learn a tune, or wait until he can shake a rattle before giving him any toys, right? Reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity that can be continued over the years and is an important form of stimulation. In addition, reading aloud has the following advantages:

  • Teach a child about communication.
  • Introduce concepts such as stories, numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way.
  • Develops hearing, memory and vocabulary skills.
  • Provides babies with information about the world around them .

Believe it or not, when babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds necessary to speak their native language. The stories that are read aloud the most and the words that you have heard the most will be the first foundation you will be able to speak with. By listening to new vocabulary, we help you build a broad network of words in your baby’s brain.

It has been shown that children whose parents have frequently read more stories to them during their first years of life, at 2 or 3 years old, know more words than children who have not had this stimulation, therefore they will be more likely to learn to read from quickly and effectively.


Advantages in development

  • The child hears the stories with many different emotions and expressive sounds, which promote social and emotional development .
  • Reading also invites baby to look, point, touch, and answer questions, which promote social development and thinking skills .
  • Improve language skills by imitating sounds, recognizing pictures, and learning words.

But perhaps the most important reason for reading aloud is that you make a connection between the things your child likes best, your voice, your closeness to him, and books . Spending time reading to your baby shows that reading is a skill worth learning .

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