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Advantages of Reading to Your Babies

Francis Bacon said "Reading maketh a man"… But it is not just adults who benefit by reading. Reading to your infants and toddlers will definitely bring a lot of advantages.

Here are a few advantages of reading to your infants/toddlers:

1)Reading brings him closer to you : This is undoubtedly the most important vantage of reading to your babies. Reading a book aloud familiarises the baby to your voice and at this particular stage what he craves the most is closeness and a feeling of warmth from his parents. You can cuddle your baby while reading,this will make him feel protected and safe.

2)Reading provides stimulation : Reading provides stimulation to your baby and stimulation helps in the development of brain in the child. Brain is the most important organ of the body and its development will facilitate the overall development of your child when he grows up.

3)Helps in developing the habit of reading : They have been in the company of books ever since they can remember. Thus, it becomes difficult for them to not read even when they grow up. Studies prove that babies who were read to is more likely to become a voracious reader as compared to those who were not read to by their parents.

4) Improves his vocabulary : The first three years of your child’s life are significant in the development of his language. Thus reading to him at a very young stage will ensure that he is familiarised with a lot of words. Mastering a lot of words at a young age will enable him to communicate effectively in his later years.

5) Improves concentration : Reading to your babies will improve his concentration span. At first they will be hardly interested and will listen to you only for half a minute or so.They will be more interested in grabbing the book and putting it in their mouth. But as months pass by,you will notice that his attention span is growing rapidly.

6) Nurtures imagination : Reading story books help to foster his imagination and imagination helps him greatly in his later years. Imagination is a key ingredient in achieving success in various fields of life.

7)Develops his listening skills: Reading aloud to your child not only makes him a confident speaker but also a good listener as well. Babies who bonded with the books were more attentive in class during their later years and had a greater grasping power.

So if you have not yet started reading to your child, start it right now because they are totally worth it!!


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  1. anndavey650

    On January 15, 2011 at 4:49 am

    This is a brilliant article… my little boy is only 11 months and I’ve been reading to him from birth. He always turns to the sound of my voice ahhhh. (But he has completely totalled his book collection with dribble and teeth lol)

  2. Jimmy Shilaho

    On January 15, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Very true.

  3. LadyElena

    On January 15, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Good. Every parent should do it.

  4. Suni51

    On January 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

    very nice share, thanks for the same…

  5. Agasthya

    On January 15, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I should show this article to my sister. She has two adorable kids. Age 4 and a month old baby. Excellent article.

  6. Monica Khuth

    On January 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Very nice article, it’s all so true . Reading to your child at an early age benefits him/her in so many ways .

  7. Starpisces

    On January 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    excellent, very good tips to follow for new parents.

  8. redmail99

    On January 15, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I’m totally agree whit “Reading brings him closer to you” and “Develops his listening skills”, we need this in our actually world…

  9. crisdiwata

    On January 18, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I agree. It’s a great bonding session for parents and their babies.

  10. Freethinking

    On January 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Excellent article and I agree 100%!

  11. SharifaMcFarlane

    On January 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I think it’s a great way to bond with kids and help them learn too.

  12. Jane Campbell

    On January 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Great article!!

  13. alvinwriter

    On January 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

    You can also play nice, soft, calming music while a baby is still in the womb. Just don’t overdo it.

  14. janesteban

    On January 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Great way to bond with your baby… thanks for sharing!

  15. Cinders

    On January 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Well presented article. Thank you for the article, very informative and useful.

  16. LCM Linda

    On January 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Great tips to parents. Reading to baby is not difficult, but doing it properly offer life-long benefit.

  17. rejarol

    On February 11, 2011 at 4:44 am

    I’m just a new parent so I found this article interesting! :-)

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