Mom 2 Mom - Reading to your Baby-Toddler

Story Time with Yaya

As a parent, you want to provide the best possible start in life for your child. One way to do this is by introducing them to the wonderful world of books from an early age. Reading to your baby-toddler not only creates a special bonding experience, but it also offers a multitude of benefits for their development. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of reading to your little one and why it should be an essential part of your daily routine.

1. Language Development

Reading aloud exposes your baby-toddler to a rich vocabulary and helps them develop language skills. They learn new words, sentence structures, and the rhythm of language. This exposure enhances their communication skills and lays the foundation for future reading and writing abilities.

2. Cognitive Development

Books are like windows to the world, opening up new ideas and concepts for your child. When you read to them, their brains are stimulated, and they begin to make connections between the words they hear and the images they see. This process enhances their cognitive development, including their memory, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking abilities.

3. Emotional Bonding

Reading to your baby-toddler creates a special bonding experience between you and your little one. It provides a calm and nurturing environment where you can cuddle up together and share quality time. This shared experience fosters a sense of security, love, and emotional connection, which is crucial for their overall well-being.

4. Imagination and Creativity

Books are magical portals that transport your child to different worlds and ignite their imagination. Through stories, they can explore new ideas, characters, and places. This imaginative play stimulates their creativity and helps them develop their own ideas and stories.

5. Early Literacy Skills

Reading to your baby-toddler lays the foundation for future reading success. They learn about the basic concepts of print, such as how to hold a book, how to turn the pages, and how to follow the text from left to right. These early literacy skills are essential for their future reading abilities.

6. Social and Emotional Skills

Books often contain relatable characters and situations that can help your child understand and navigate their own emotions. They learn about empathy, kindness, and how to deal with different feelings. This emotional intelligence is crucial for their social interactions and relationships with others.

7. Improved Concentration

Reading to your baby-toddler helps improve their attention span and concentration. As you read, they learn to focus on the story, follow the plot, and engage with the illustrations. This ability to concentrate will benefit them in various aspects of their life, including school and future learning endeavors.

In conclusion, reading to your baby-toddler is a valuable activity that offers numerous benefits for their development. It enhances their language and cognitive skills, fosters emotional bonding, stimulates their imagination, and lays the foundation for future literacy success. So, grab a book, snuggle up with your little one, and embark on a magical reading journey together!

If you would like to have a book read to your baby there is always the YouTube channel Story Time with Yaya - on this channel Yaya (Grandma) reads different books to your little ones. These videos are usually 5-7 minutes and has the atmosphere of going to a library for story time. So visit Yaya's channel and Like and Subscribe.

Story Time with Yaya (YouTube Channel)

Below are the books that Yaya has read on her channel "Story Time with Yaya", they are available on Amazon. Click on the link below to go to Amazon page with the book information.

Priddy Nursery Rhymes 

I Love You Grandma 

Grumpy Monkey 

The Very Sleepy Bear

Giraffes Can't Dance

Hello Little Lion!

Berenstain Bears Go On a Ghost Walk!

Ten Timid Ghosts

Small Saul

Bluey The Pool 

Little Critter - Just Me and My Dad

Little Critter - Just Go To Bed

Bluey - Charades

Reindeer On Strike! 


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