NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LISTEN TO STORIES

OUR CHILDREN  ARE NEVER TOO YOUNG … TO HEAR US READ 

A WONDERFUL STORY

Matthew is not only a New England Patriots fan but he is  enjoying hearing his mother and father talk and read to him every day and often.

At his age, it matters less what is read to him– and more that he hears the rhythms and tones of his parents’ voices. That’s because his brain is listening for the parts and patterns of word sounds so that he can learn to understand and speak the language of the important people around him. And language …. is the path to learning-to-read.

Reading is more rhythmic than talking- especially books that rhyme.

So get to your local library and check out 5-10 baby books that repeat and rhyme the sounds in words. Your baby is listening for them!

Baby Joe reading

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2 thoughts on “NEVER TOO YOUNG TO LISTEN TO STORIES

  1. Thanks for your comment mystery dad…. And amazingly – (according to Common Sense Media + Zero to Three surveys) more than 1/3 of babies under age 2 (38%) have now used a mobile device compared to only 10% – 2 years ago!!

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