Reading to your baby/child is so important for development. It has positive influence on intellectual and emotional development.
Reading during pregnancy assists with parent/child bonding and provides a sense of comfort to the unborn child. It fosters voice recognition and early listening skills.
While reading to infants and children, you are providing beginning early education. Reading helps children learn to listen, build a stronger attention span and understanding of the spoken language.
Books provide a variety of exposures to concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, pictures, and wonders for children of all ages. It provides fun information about the world around them.
The more that you read to your child the more you are increasing their ability to talk and read. You are nurturing their social and emotional development and promoting their thinking skills.
Not only is reading educational but it is fun, exciting and provides opportunities of exploration, imagination and fantasy.
So have fun reading to your children, it will pay off in the long run!