Three Benefits of reading to your newborn
You might think your baby is too young to reap the rewards of reading? Think again. According to studies, it's never too early to start reading books with your little one. Its a great habit to develop for life because making it a part of your regular family routine will teach your child that reading is something to be cherished, it isn't a chore that needs to be done for school.
Thus, here are three more benefits of starting to read to your newborn:
* It's great bonding time: Reading a book to your newborn is a one-on-one activity that you can really turn into a special time with your baby. It exposes the baby to the sound of your voice, which is soothing for him.
* It gets a response: Reading to your newborn for a while, you'll actually notice your little one responding to the rhythmic movement of your voice with her arms and legs. "Being able to read helps children see and hear what is around them, and respond in kind.
* It introduces emotion: Your baby is introduced to feelings through the different sounds you use when reading, whether it's doing a voice for a specific character or describing what's going on in the book.