Parenting 101

Ten benefits of Reading Aloud to your baby from day one:
1 - Read alouds promote listening skills
2 - Read alouds increase the number of vocabulary words baby hears
3 - Read alouds develop attention span and memory
4 - Read alouds help babies learn uncommon words
5 - Read alouds help babies learn to understand the meanings of words
6 - Read alouds help babies learn concepts from print
7 - Read alouds help babies learn to get information from illustrations
8 - Read alouds promote bonding and calmness for both baby and parent                                           
9 -  Read alouds stimulate the imagination and all senses
10 - Read alouds instill the love of books and learning
 
From Baby Read-Aloud Basics by Caroline J. Blakemore (372.4)

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