Reading book brings a lot of benefits for the baby such as:
- Increasing closeness between parents and children: children in 2 – 5 years old are always very active and want to explore the surrounding environment, so reading a book with your baby is a great opportunity to keep some sweet moments when your baby is still little.
- Creating development platform of learning ability: the main benefit of reading books to children is forming a positive attitude towards learning. A lot of research show that the students who have got acquainted with reading books before 4 years old have better academic achievement in all subjects at the elementary level.
…and many others. You can inspire a love for reading to children at an early age if you do somethings following:
Talking, singing and playing with your baby
At the early stage, the baby enjoys to hear you say. You should talk to her / him, read aloud some verse or sing some songs, play with her / him every day because the baby enjoys listening to the sound of language before she / he pays attention to the presence of writing.
Spending a certain amount of time in day to read books
You should try to read books with your baby every day according to a certain timetable. If possible, you should choose a time when you can relax. When you have two or more children, you should try to take the time to read each individual child, especially if they are over 2 years old apart. When you spend a certain time to read book, children will feel that reading books is fun.
Try to not show your weariness if your baby ask you to read a story many times.
Children are usually ask to be told the same story several times without bored. They like it because they know what will happen next and are usually able to remember that story as well as they can tell it in their own way.
The favorite stories that she / he like the most may help you to know the emotional needs and current interests of your baby. So you should to be patient during this period. If the baby is in regular contact with many types of book then she / he will be ready to read the other types.
To be continues………………