There are tons of benefits to reading to your little one. Apart from being a great way to spend quality time with your baby, reading can help the baby soak up all the words, which can boost vocabulary skills later in life. Board books are a baby’s best friend since they are perfect for story time, bedtime, and even teething.
Here are a few favorites with just the right combination of education and entertainment:
1. Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram. Here the baby and the parents express love for each other unconditionally.
2. Counting Kisses, by Karen Katz -Learn the parts of the body and count down from 10 to 1 while getting lots of kisses. That’s a win-win.
3 ."Baby Signs: A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language" by Joy Allen Many New Parents are adopting to read and learn sign language for their hearing babies to help them communicate before they can talk. Via this book, you can teach your little one how to say 13 key phrases, including “milk,” “water,” and “all done,” Isn't this amazing!
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Book by Eric Carle This is a very much-loved storybook because of its vivid colors. It is the tale of a small caterpillar who eats too many sweets.
5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - By Bill Martin Jr. This alphabet book is a favorite of many parents. It helps familiarize children with letters in a silly way, with rhythmic text and bold, cheerful art.
As children get older, the benefits of reading flourish. Reading with toddlers introduces knowledge, such as grammar and phonics, and boosts brain development.
Most importantly, reading is a special bonding time for parents and children.