Monday, August 14, 2017

Time To Read!

You may wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby. An infant won't understand everything you're doing or why. But you wouldn't wait until your child could understand what you are saying before you started speaking to him or her, right? Nor would you bypass lullabies until your baby could carry a tune or wait until he or she could shake a rattle before you offered any toys.
Reading aloud to your baby is a wonderful shared activity you can continue for years to come- and it's an important form of stimulation.

Reading aloud:
* teaches a baby about communication
*introduces concepts such as numbers, letters, colors, and shapes in a fun way
*builds listening, memory, and vocabulary skills
*gives babies information about the world around them

We are going to have a very busy reading week! Scholastic Book Fair is here with Clifford the Big Red Dog! Clifford has been visiting the infant rooms and reading books with them. Tomorrow the Nashville Library will be here to present a Marionette Play! We are having too much fun!