Research says that one of the best ways to encourage the growth of language skills is to read to your baby… from birth. It’s never too early. Apparently, this encourages language development. According to the book Baby Read-Aloud Basics, “… by age four, children who are read to are exposed to 32 million more words than children who haven’t been read books.” I don’t know how often you need to read to your baby to attain that, but anything is better than nothing and variety is important. To get started, here a couple of books I bought to start with Kamea (Herb The Vegetarian Dragon and That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals). Next up? The Twilight Series. I hope she’s Team Edward.
What are your favorite books to read to your children?