Thursday, 11 July 2019

When and How to Introduce Books to babies !!

When and How to Introduce Books to babies !!

Some might find this heading funny as I am going to write about introducing books to babies . You may think , what is necessary to introduce books a few months old baby ,what he will gonna read or understand, let him play and enjoy , blah ..bla... But here I want to clear that it is so much beneficial to introduce books an infant at the early age . I know an infant will not enjoy a book initially and will eager to put that in his mouth but we moms should have to try.. Well , let me tell you my experience first..

When I was around 6months pregnant with my first baby , my gynacologist told me that I should talk with my baby (who is inside my tummy) now and it will impact on baby's brain growth . A baby can hear his mom's voice after 6months of pregnancy and when the baby come out , he will be familiar with his mom's voice . Hence I was taking to my  baby all the time . It was like reading story books ,novels, rhymes, random talks ,etc..  And now i must say it actually impact of baby's mental growth.. Now during my second pregnancy i also did the same .. Then after delivery i stopped for two months . Now my son is around four months old and started reacting things, actions , so i have started introducing books to him . He loves to watch different colors and pictures .

How to make a baby ready for story time :

There are specific books for small babies . In those books written part is less and bright pictures are more . Initially babies don't show any interest in books or your stories but you have to push yourself hard to make the baby comfortable . Initially they will only like to grab the papers and put in mouth . You have to make funny sounds while explaining the story . Always try to make the story from the pictures and don't go much with the written part . Initially it should be like play and read kind thing . Set a perfect time routine for the story time . Bed time is the best in this case . Another benefit is baby fell asleep easily with bed time book reading habit .

Benefits of Introducing books to babies at the early age :

There are so many benefits of this reading activity with babies . First is the parents will get to spend some quality time with the baby . The baby will enjoy the reading session gradually and  recognize pictures and colours . There capturing and understanding power with increase . This will improve baby's mental growth in passing years .

Books for Babies : 


When and How to Introduce Books to babies !!

As I said earlier , there are specific books available for small babies . Always go for board books as baby's do enjoy grab the pages and it won't tear . You might not found that offline much but on online there are so many options available. Here I am mentioning fe of my fav books which i have introduced to my baby .. 

  • Baby touch peekaboo 
  • My first library - Set  of 10 board books 
  • Bed time - baby touch and feel 
  •  The Jungle book (board book) 
  • Moo Moo 
  • Peppa pig little library 
You can check Amazon for baby books .. 

Hope you found this post helpful ,see you in the next one .. Till then stay happy .

Do share your baby's favorite books in comments below .. I would love to know .



This Post has been written as part of the #BlognBookswithus Blog Train hosted by Kapila from Every Little Thing: Happiness and Kavita from Momtastic World. We are posting about books on our blogs. So hop on and enjoy reading these wonderful posts.

I would like to thank Anurag for introducing me  .. And i am introducing Sindhu . Do visit their blogs for awesome piece of reads..



32 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you. I have been reading to my son since he was in my womb and there are some amazing benefits to this activity.
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  2. So agree with you, talking with your unborn child will create bond stronger and he will resonate with you after born

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  3. We started showing her picture books as soon as she could sit up .This a very good post to spread awareness.Reading a lifeskill

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  4. It's never too early to introduce books to a kid. My little one loves a bedtime rhymes book these days. Her favourite is "Hush little baby..." :)

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  5. Books are the best friends even for younger kids and unborn. Instead of gadgets we better introduce books.

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  6. Great list of baby books, even I try to read books to my baby

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  7. Book reading is really good for kids and as early we can start is nice.

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  8. Loved reading it.Really a bond between a mother and her babies start at an early stage.Great idea of introducing kids to reading books early.

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  9. Totally agree even me and my kids were so connected since I used to read a lot of books and now they love to read a lot too!!

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  10. I agree with you talking to a baby in the womb is very good, it creates a bond and aids development.. I like this post, very interesting 👍🏻
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  11. My cousin sis has a baby, I must share this post with her. It's great to know that there are books for babies too!

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  12. Your gynac was right in advising you to talk to your baby. It helps and they start talking early as well. My daughter is 2.5 and she loves to read bcz her mom is a voracious reader. Kids emulate.

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  13. Reading trait can be trained even from when they are in womb. I've been doing it and it's really worked out.

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  14. I too started reading to my kid when she was quite young. In fact would take her to the library too.

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  15. I would agree with you Snigdha. I have been reading to Penguin since he was 3 months old and have seen a difference

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  16. Manisha - This is timely information.I did not know I could introduce books so early, will checkout Amazon. Thanks.

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  17. I would like to add hungry caterpillar to this list too, it was my son's favorite for a very long time. Nowadays it's all about peppa pig. Great post!

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  18. These are some helpful tips for the mothers. I will share with my sister for her baby

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  19. I do agree reading starts from early age and as an avid reader myself I introduced books to my children when they were 1.5 plus.

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  20. I introduced my kids to books quite early too and am happy that my son is a reader now. It's never too early to make kids friends with books.

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  21. I introduced books to my son when he was some 4-5 moths old. I read to him and he used to look at the pictures. Now at 4, he loves his story sessions.

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  22. I agree we should introduce books to kids at an early age so that they adapt the habit of reading .

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  23. I love the fact that you have touched such an important topic. I read daily to my five year old and plan to do the same with my tiny one too!

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  24. I think introducing babies to books early on helps in their development. Have myself grown up surrounded by books and started reading at a very early age and that has helped a lot.

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  25. It's so imp for kids. I have already introduced many books to my son. All story books, activity books and specially we have a night time story session also.

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  26. Totally agree with u . i just gifted my niece the peppa pig book. They they dont read the story it build some level of curiosity in kids

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  27. Introducing books to babies is a great thing indeed! I started reading story books very early and I still love reading them because mom introduced me to them really early!

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  28. I agree with you, reading is a great habit to inculcate and many have issues with where to start and when and how to. As a reader myself, I share the same concerns. Thank you for sharing this!

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  29. Being a book blogger, it makes me immensely happy when mothers integrate the habit of reading in kids from a very early age.

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  30. So true .I have been reading to my girl since she was 3 months old and it's great way to make kids understand while spending quality time

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  31. Reading is such a wonderful habit to inculcate and you have shared some good suggestions to get started on books. Also a good idea for gifting books to the little ones.

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  32. That's a very interesting concept that you shared.
    Introducing books to kids at the right age is very important for their all round development.

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