Q. When should I start reading to my baby?
You may wonder whether you should refrain from reading to your baby until he is old enough to understand all the words. In fact, reading aloud is an important way for a parent to help a baby learn vocabulary and to stimulate a baby's brain cells to grow stronger and develop more fully. Studies show kids whose parents frequently read to them know more words by age 2 than children who have not been read to regularly.