How to Read to Baby – Tip 3 – Reading=Bonding

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Pick Shakespeare or People magazine if you want. Your newborn couldn’t care less about what you’re reading. In the initial days and weeks, when your baby is still getting used to sounds and stimulation, reading is more about the shared…

Reading to Baby Tip 2 – Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

One day in the not too distant future, your 7 or 8 yr old will declare,”But I’ve already read /seen/ played/ done that like a hundred times. I’m bored” when you suggest he go read/watch/play or do something and stop bothering you. But for now, if your baby is just a few months old, you…

Reading to Your Baby Tip 1- Let Your Baby Lead

It sounds simple enough. New parents are often advised by pediatricians, nurses, midwives, aunts, nannies, parents and other assorted well-meaning people to let their baby take the lead. Whether it’s feeding, weaning, crawling, potty training, sleep training or any of the other countless aspects of parenting, we’re often advised to watch and observe if the…

Could a Baby Be Too Young For Books?

The short answer, of course, is No. A librarian friend was telling me about how it makes her crazy when she hears people tell her their babies are too young for books or story time. I see what she means. * After all, researchers agree that 75% of brain development – emotional and intellectual- happens…

Take Your Baby Beyond Reading

I must have been around 7 when my dad bought me my very first book- Snow White. It was a gift he brought back from a business trip and I remember being completely fascinated with the book, its hard cover, glossy pages, the beautiful images and colors and the crisp, poetic text that I couldn’t…

Why Reading to Your Baby Trumps Toys and TV

A lot has been said about the benefits of reading to your baby, starting as early as possible. Yet, you can never really overemphasize its power – reading enhances language, learning, vocabulary, imagination, emotional skills, memory and parental bonding among other things. Regular reading also lays the foundations for good writing and communication skills. But,…

How to find the time to read to your baby

Reading to your baby will probably be the last thing on your mind during the initial weeks and months after she’s born. Despite best intentions, you simply may not have the energy or be able to make the time to read with your baby. Does this scene seem familiar? Your house is a mess. You…