Reading stories to kids have a great essential to the development of infants. It is one of the ways that ensures growth in your baby.
Benefits of reading stories to babies
Act of academic excellence
Reading stories to your baby is an act of academic excellence. When the baby is introduced to book at toddler age, there is a higher probability of the baby developing a favorable attitude toward books, and this plays a great role in the child’s academic performance as he grows. Research have proved that children exposed to books before joining pre-schools are likely to excel in all facets of formal education compared to the ones whose books was introduced at pre-school.
Introduction to language
One of the primary advantages of reading stories to kids is that you introduce them to sound and the children become familiar with language at tender ages. This way the child’s literacy skills are enhanced at an early age. Also, the child is introduced to various word pronunciation and different sounds. It helps the baby to be able to read and speak successfully later in life. When reading a story to the child, the baby can pronounce different sound and thus increasing the probability the baby to speak fluently at early ages.
Increase baby’s intelligence
Reading a story to a baby helps the baby to develop curiosity, therefore, increasing the child intelligence by stimulating illusions and word pattern which includes rhyme and this gets the children to thinking about what they see and think. The child is also able to differentiate between make-believes and real ideas, and this might result in the child trying to make his thoughts.
Helps in controlling emotions
Telling you baby stories will help them control their emotions. This is because the baby learns to differentiate between enjoyable occasions, frightening events and sad moments. Stories to help the child also to understand the environment of the baby, for the instant a story about a garden and the different crops in the field will help the baby to understand what to expect in case he visit the area. Stories can also create a kind of passion for the kid, and he might end up becoming a model or a great storyteller in future while still enhancing his communication skills.
Enhances child-parent bonding
Storytelling makes the bond between the child and the parent stronger. Sweet stories entice the children thus bringing the close to their teller. The books also act as a nature to the children reducing their play time as well as occupying the child free time. In general reading stories to the child has a lot advantage to the child thus recommendable act.
Reading stories to babies is a fantastic way to ensure they grow healthy and wealthy and it is advisable to do it always.