When should we start reading the story books during bedtime?
Brenda - posted on 09/21/2009
We started at birth... my husband and I both read 2-3 books at bed time, and he usually picks out his own book from his bookshelf and flips the pages while we read to him. It's important to us that we both share in the bedtime routine.
We also read during the day sometimes. He really loves to pick up books and look at the pages.
Melissa - posted on 09/21/2009
Its been a part of our bedtime and naptime routine since around 4 months. We read the same book for naptime and a different book for bedtime, but the same one every time. They are touch and feel stories. They get to participate a little which helps. They love the repetition of it and they know it means bedtime or naptime when we are done reading. I also read other books at other random times throughout the day. Give it a try. I'm sure your little one will love it.
Deanna - posted on 09/19/2009
We started at birth. September is correct; reading helps them learn so much including the rhythm of speech. They will have an easier time learning to read if they are read to. Our daughter would play and hang out on the bed while we read to her before. Now, she pays close attention. She sometimes watches our mouths as we read. She points to things on the page that we are reading about. She even makes some of the animal noises when we read that word on the page. Like lion or duck. She loves story time. You can never start too early.
Stacey - posted on 09/17/2009
Start as young as you like, even if they dont look at the pictures or understand, they will love the bonding and hearing your voice and it gets them in the habit for when they are older and they will be more likely to sit still and enjoy it
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