How are you all doing? Today let’s talk about books. All of us secretly want our kids to be readers, isn’t it? So, when do you start reading? It is never too early to start reading books to your babies. Babies recognize your voice in the womb so you could start reading while the baby is in the womb itself. Once the baby is born, you can start reading to the baby as a bedtime ritual. Your baby won’t understand the words, but hearing your voice stimulates his interests in sounds and help develop listening skills.
Benefits of reading
Bonding: Reading time could be the most unique time to bond with your baby. The sound of your voice will be soothing to him.
Communication: Reading to your baby helps build vocabulary, language skills, listening skills, imagination, and improves his communication.
Emotions: Your baby is exposed to different emotions and learns to respond better.
Builds memory: Concepts of stories, numbers, colors, alphabets are introduced while you read to your baby. This helps boost his mind and vocabulary. Your baby will build a vast vocabulary before he could start talking.
Infants vision will still be developing at the age of 0-3 months. Black and white books with simple lines and bold pattern make it easier for babies to see. High contrast books help nurture the development of the retina while providing the much-needed stimulation and entertainment for babies.
As the babies grow, they start exploring their surroundings. Touch and feel books are great stimulants to help babies develop their sensory skills. The vibrant colored illustrations and different textures intrigue the babies. These books also lay a foundation for early language development in babies.
These books can keep the babies from age 8 months and above engaged because they would love to discover hidden things when the lift the flaps.
The sheer excitement in the babies when you flip the page and the characters pop up is a joy to watch.
Slide and seek books are interactive books which kids will fall in love with. They would want to slide the ages with their tiny fingers. These books not just keep the baby entertained but also help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Sound books are fun, interactive books. Babies will be delighted to press the sound buttons and listen to different sounds.
Quiet books or busy books are made of felt material. These books focus on skills like matching, sorting, and imaginative play.
Puppet books are our favorite. Now, who doesn’t like puppets? Babies will laugh and enjoy while you read the book and make actions with the puppets.
I love baby books as much as Cheeku does. Well. I have an interesting rather economical way of building a library for your kids. Yeah! you can thank me later 😀 There are a lot of Facebook and Instagram pages where you can buy these books at steal deals. These books are preloved books but are available in excellent conditions.
Listing a few here 🙂
Facebook (Clickable Links)
- Book ‘N’ Tots
- Books for kiddies
- Book World
- Books for kids India
- The Bookmark
- Little Fingers at Work
- Eat Play Read
Instagram (Clickable Links)
I hope you have enjoyed reading this article and this has been helpful to you. If you know of any other books, please feel free to comment below.
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Until next time,