Set aside time for reading every day with your baby — even if it’s only a few minutes.
Babies love books with bright colors, baby faces, flaps, textures or simple activities. You might find yourself reading the same book over and over, which is normal and good, they learn from repetition. Babies love when you add facial expressions, sound effects and voices for various characters. My advice is to set aside a special time every day in your schedule for storytime as early as you can!
I have a few book baskets within easy reach at our house so my baby can explore books whenever the mood strikes her. We has a Book Basket in Baby’s Room, My Room and the Family room. I just grabbed some cheap containers at the Dollar Tree to keep them in.
Now the question is where to get all these books? The local library is a great resource for all kinds of book, even Board Books. That way you don’t have to invest money in a lot board books. I just give them a quick wipe down to ensure they’re clean. We have a few fabric books too that my daughter enjoys too. Of course having your own book collection is recommended too. We rotate books from her closet too so that she doesn’t get bored of the same books.
Karen Katz is probably one of my favorite authors. We have collected most of her books over the years and even my 5 year old enjoys going back to them and reading them to her baby sister. Her’s her website, There’s just something special to me about her illustrations and stories that kept my daughter and me wanting more and more.
The benefits of reading to your baby are so important. It helps them to build their communication, vocabulary, memory and listening skills, as well as help them learn new concepts and help their imagination grow. It’s a special bonding time with you as well focusing on emotions and expressions. Here’s a great site with Reading Advice for babies.
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