World's Greatest Authors at Your Baby's Finger Tips
You can never start reading to your baby too early, even if it's on day one. We all know that reading to your babies can reap bountiful of benefits such as these:
- expand vocabulary
- promote listening skills
- stimulate imagination
- learn the meaning of words
- understand the concepts of pictures
- improve speech
- develop attention span and memory
- instill the love of learning and reading
From day one, we started to read to Lil' G even though it didn't seem like he was really interested. But after a few months, we really noticed his greater interest in books, so I really do believe that reading to your baby makes a big difference. Recently, I thought Lil' G was ready for some Shakespeare and to be honest, it was kind of for me too since I um, needed to brush up on my classic literature.
Creative genius BabyLit Books have brought a new dimension to Lil' G's library. They have a beautiful way of introducing classic literature for babies and toddlers.
And this is such fun for adults. You get to re-read baby versions of classic literature such as Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, which teaches little ones about numbers; and L. Frank Baum, who's known for the magical children's classic - Wizard of Oz - a book about color with zany pictures and vibrant illustrations; and of course Shakespeare's all-time-classic Romeo and Juliet, a tale of young love spiraling out of control. Babies will be spiraling into a counting frenzy by counting kisses, love letters and roses.
Reading together is such a precious time between us. We try to make it a ritual - reading before naps and before bedtime. Reading helps us both unwind and relax and have some bonding time.
Now I just have to get him a proper book shelf for his ever-expanding library!
Check out BabyLit books - they have appropriate books for a large age range and the illustrations are simply beautiful.