January 04, 2021 3 min read 1 Comment
I've always loved books, and getting to share all my childhood favourites with my son is an ongoing pleasure. One of the best things about having children has been watching them discover all the wonderful things the world has to offer that I already knew about! Now that my son is 8, we have shelves of baby books, toddler books, pre-schooler books and more, ready for my daughter to pick up and enjoy.
But she's 7 months old right now, and when she was tiny it was tricky to know how to introduce books to her, or whether it was really necessary.
Reading to your newborn is such an important developmental activity to weave into your day.
So - straight on to War and Peace? Maybe not just yet. It is true that young children are listening more to the tone of your voice as you read rather than what you say, so in theory you could read The Financial Review to them and they'd enjoy it. But there are so many beautiful books out there that it's worth finding something slightly more engaging! Here are some tips:
Sharing story time with your baby can be so rewarding, so grab a book, and start collecting wonderful memories together.
Peta O'Brien is a blogger from the UK. She is mum to Ethan, aged 8, and Erica, aged 7 months. She writes about her parenting experience at www.secondtimearound.blog
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