Baby Books For Your Bundle of Energy

When it comes to books and your baby, sometimes, cuddling up to read just doesn’t cut it. There are times when your baby needs romping action.  And maybe you do too.  For cold, rainy days when your kids can’t play outside or when you’re just in the mood for some action-packed reading with your tot,…

How Do You Ensure a Healthy Lifestyle for Your Kids?

Reading. Physical Activity. Social Skills. For many parents(yours truly included), combining these essential, but seemingly exclusive aspects of child development is a challenge. As a parent of a young daughter, I see that she craves different kinds of stimulation and activity during the course of a day. Yes, she seems to like books and reading…

Baby Book Review – Where Did Bunny Go?

I love children’s books which have story-lines that can be played out.  They give us a lot to do long after we’ve finished reading the book. One such book that M and I enjoyed immensely is Where Did Bunny Go, by Nancy Tafuri. This sequel to Will You Be My Friend is a charming little…

How to Tell if Your Baby Loves Reading

Rock your baby and she falls asleep. Pick her up and she stops crying. It’s nice when your baby gives you clear indications that your efforts at making her happy have been successful. At least, you know you’re giving her what she wants. But, how do you know if your baby’s enjoying the books you…

Reading to your baby – What’s in it for you?

Reading to baby is mostly about helping him form connections and new networks in his brain. About language development, comprehension, vocabulary, communication skills and all those other wonderful things your baby experiences every time you read or communicate with him. But, beyond all that – the improved memory, the enhanced understanding, the enriched vocabulary for…

More Reasons to Read to Your Baby

In Why reading to baby trumps toys and TV, I left out the more obvious benefits of reading to your child. The following are among my top reasons for reading to your child and starting early. What are some of yours? Reading beats preaching: Characters in books provide examples of behavior you want you child…