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 :
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 .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..