Every time you read or tell stories to your baby or young child, you are helping their young brains to develop and grow strong. And it’s never too early to start – do it from the moment they’re born! Even if they are too young to understand everything you’re saying, the sound of your voice is boosting their brain development with every word.
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How to Read with your Child at Every AgeOnce toddlers become preschoolers, they tend to show more interest in books and are often better able to listen to a whole story (and maybe start to recognize or read a few words!). At this age, reading becomes an even more fun, interactive activity that sparks creative thinking and curious imaginations.
Beyond the Words: Storytelling with Your ChildReading goes far beyond the written words on a page. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with your child while engaging in language together. Storytelling is a wonderful way to do this, and it doesn’t require a book – only your voice and your imagination.
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