The Magical World of Books
In fact, reading is a part of our daily routine. It’s us being here, together. It’s exploring new worlds, meeting wondrous characters, and visiting far away lands. It’s imagination, it’s fun, it’s life changing. It’s one of the last things we do before I kiss that soft forehead and bid her sweet dreams.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
― Albert Einstein
Why Reading is Important
It’s important to me that Bean has a good sense of self and esteem. I strongly believe that reading regularly will help her throughout her life and intend to make it a part of her early years. In fact, reading is a part of our daily routine. It’s one of the last things we do before I kiss that soft forehead and bid her sweet dreams
Benefits of reading to your newborn will follow her into adulthood so start soon. Maybe even as soon as your second half of pregnancy (anything before will fall on de… wait, no ears… before that they are busy working on becoming a little human). You’ll be sure to see that reading will help your little one bloom! Here are some of the benefits of reading to your newborn baby:
Bonding. She’ll be close by your side with your familiar smell making her feel at peace and soothing her with your voice.
Solo Reading. Reading with your babe will set her up for a reading session all on their own. By reading to them out loud they will be exposed to and pick up on tones and rhythm of your voice. She will learn the voice inflections as you move through the stories high and low points, scary and victorious parts.
Grow imagination. It may not start right away. But, soon you will watch her eyes light up as you uncover new worlds, embark on great adventures, and meet inspiring heroes and heroines of the literary world. No television show can nurture a deep imagination within. A good imagination comes with great benefits like fueling creativity, building self-confidence, boosting language arts, problem solving and thinking outside the box, and expand their intellectual growth.
Grow the brain. It should be no surprise that being exposed to a large array of words and variations in speech in it use will help your little one build a fruitful lexicon. Babies whose parents started reading to them early and were vocal scored a lot higher on standard tests when they reached 3 years old than those of the parents who weren’t as expressive or verbal, a study found. So, one can agree that there is a direct link between the number of words your baby hears throughout her young years and her versatility in the language arts.
Get the picture. Reading a variety of picture books will expose your little one to different shapes, colors, letters, and numbers that their developing, little brain craves.
Reading is fun. If your goal reflects mine found at the beginning of this post, than you’ll be looking to help your baby to actually enjoy reading. A love for reading is a priceless gift that you can give them that they will carry along their whole lives and will likely pass on to the next generation to follow. How cool is that?
Hey mamas, can you think of any other benefits of reading with your children?
I’d love for you to leave your thoughts in the comment area below!
Our Startup Library
It was a flash of an idea like a light bulb that suddenly went off: I don’t need cards for my baby shower… I need books! This really flourished into a beautiful and unique form of greeting card giving. I asked that instead of buying a greeting card for the shower that my girls bring a baby book instead to help us start our library and to kindly scribe a loving message, just as they would a greeting card but with way more meaning. It’s so amazing to open these books and see sweet wishes from our wonderful, loving friends. Isn’t that awesome? Better than stacking the cards together to never be seen again.
I will be applying this idea for all of her birthdays to come so our library can be updated with the help of our friends each year. Plus we get to keep their good wishes for ever and revisit them with every nightly reading. Feel free to steal this idea 😉
PS. We’ll be reviewing some of these in the near future so stay tuned!
Go Get Reading!
I’d love to hear what you and your little ones are reading. Me and Bean are always looking for new additions to the library. Share “What’s on Your Night Stand” in the comment area below. Can’t wait to see what you guys and girls are reading!
Together, they explore the topics of gentle parenting, healthy eating, grateful thinking, yoga bending, nifty hacking, green living, soul searching, and mindfulness practicing.
She has lived many lives. She has seen great beauty and utter darkness. It makes her whole. She is strong and with your presence, support, and love right here, right now ever stronger!!!
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We hope you enjoy the adventures of Chewy & Bossy!