Read to your child early and often.
Parents are the primary educators.
Reading starts at home.
Read... But why, exactly? There are numerous benefits to reading with your little one, but I've narrowed them down to the top 5 reasons why I read to my baby:
2. LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
"Where's the balloon?"
"What sound does the car make?"
"Can you kiss the puppy?"
"Can you turn the page?"
I attribute her animal noise skills to reading books. She barks, hisses, buzzes, growls and, my personal favorite, makes soft little monkey noises.
3. CONCEPTS ABOUT PRINT
Now it's YOUR turn. Why do you love to read with your child?