Baby Books are important because they are like a window to the new world for your baby.Not only for him or her but also a great bonding activity for mother as well.
Bonding is crucial in the early stages of infancy. It makes parenting easier as the child will be less fussy because he/she feels comfortable with mommy or daddy and hearing the parent’s voice creates a special time. As the baby develops into a toddler and is able to articulate his or her thoughts and feelings, demonstrated in the preference for a favorite book or character this becomes even more special because you are now able to interact more and respect for his feelings and thoughts which is also teaching prosocial skills and also allowing us parents to be more creative in story telling.
Reading baby books are important because when done properly, creates a routine for baby and mother and therefore allows the child to be more settled especially at bedtime. This also provides a feeling of security as the child would look forward for that special time of transition from a busy day to a calm environment where sharing of thoughts through reading and discussion can take place. It is also giving the child skills later on to be able to come up with their own relaxation techniques before bedtime.
Believe it or not babies start developing his/her vocabulary early even though they are unable to speak.So do not think that they are not aware of their surroundings.Actually you will be a great help in stimulating your child to communicate through reading and baby books is one way by which they can hear different rhythms and tones.Of course this is an ongoing exercise that can well up to the teens.When the baby develops into a child and later teenager his or her spelling and expressive skills will clearing be an advantage as the ability to read, understand and analyze would have been sharpened by your active participation through simple but profound discussions that took place at bedtime which started years ago.
A Love For Reading
As the child develops into a toddler and later adolescent there will be a love for reading which will help in his/her ability to express ideas in a clear and articulate manner, develop comprehension skills which will be a great help at exam time and will also expand the bank of learning new information which can enlarge the mind’s thinking and exploratory skills.
Stimulation is very important especially after long bouts of sleeping which is the norm for newborns.In addition to toys and hanging objects, a book that is small and handy filled with bright simple pictures are not only great for baby but also a tool for conversing with baby,thus the bonding continues and is further enhanced.However there is need for observing when the baby has enough so there is no over stimulation.
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