Reading to your baby
Posted by Admin Dino, August 22, 2012
Every parent wonders when is the best time to start reading to your baby. Should you wait till the baby can mumble words or when the baby starts talking fluently? There is no correct answer to this but only opinions available. You need to consider what harm it is going to do to the baby when read to it at a young age. Let me tell you absolutely nothing. In Indian mythology Mahabharata, Abhimanyu (son of Arjuna and Subhadra) is said to have learned the knowledge of entering Chakravuyh (multi-tier defensive formation) while in the womb of his mother when Arjuna described the art of breaking the chakravyuh to Subhadra. Hence, I would say it's never too early. To keep your baby interested and entertained, do use whimsical noises and colorful books. There are some do's and don'ts- Remember you are doing this for the baby, so don't be surprised if the baby does not show any interest or crawls away. You don't need to read the entire book. Read enthusiastically and animate the story with actions. Babies and toddlers love dramatics, so don't shy away from making silly noises and modulating your voice. With this the baby will get curious to see, point and touch. You can use the props lying around in the story animation. This also helps the baby relate to objects around her.
Happy reading your baby :).