- It is a bonding experience between the adult and the child.
- A baby's brain is still developing; reading significantly stimulates this brain development.
- Infants learn to listen to and comprehend language.
- Reading exposes children to new vocabulary and concepts.
- Babies learn literacy fundamentals such as: associating pictures with words, turning pages in a book, holding a book the "right" way, etc.
- Infants begin to learn the significance of various tones of voice when parents read with expression.
- Attention span, listening skills, and memory are increased.
- Children are exposed to literacy concepts such as rhyme, rhythm, and repetition.
- Babies are more likely to grow up with a love of reading; studies show that children who enjoy reading are more likely to experience future academic success.
- Children's knowledge of the world around them is increased when parents and teachers choose books that include relevant text and engaging illustrations.
Charlie & Mouse: Laurel Snyder and Emily Hughes
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