You might think reading to your child isn't beneficial until they can sit and listen attentively, but research shows it's never too early to start enjoying books with your little one. In fact, beginning as early as pregnancy by reading to your baby in the womb helps your baby learn to recognize your voice, and starts building a foundation for literacy.
Once your baby arrives, reading to your newborn is one of the best things you can do for their brain and. language development. Your baby won't understand your words, but hearing your voice stimulates an interest in sounds and helps them develop listening skills. The more words your baby hears over time, the more words they learn.
Plus, no matter what your baby's age, reading together is a great opportunity for cuddling and bonding. By developing a regular reading routine from the start, books become a natural part of your child's day – one that they'll associate with love and comfort.